Antique Sultanabad rug

GBP 2,850.00

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Object Description

A lovely rare small size antique Sultanabad rug, with a delightful abstract ‘Boteh’ design in the main field. Woven with a deep indigo blue background, with subtle ‘abrash’ (Persian term for dye change) which means the weaver used varying wool in blue. Over 100 plus years the natural dyes have faded beautifully, which adds character and depth to the blue colour. The minor borders of gentle yellow and warm red work well to balance the overall appearance and creates a lovely rare antique rug.

The condition is extremely good, with a soft and light handle, and an excellent medium high wool pile all over. No old areas of restoration are apparent and it has been washed ready for use on the floor. Supplied with our sturdy underlay included in the price, to prevent it from moving around on all floor types, such as sisal, wooden floors and carpet.

Also on one of the images you can see a stencilled number in white on the back of the rug.  This is an old Perez number, back in early 20th century the Perez company had a rug shop in London, they used to stencil these numbers on the back of their rugs when imported to their shop.  Quite a fascinating piece of history, we may come across an antique Perez rug a few times a year.

Contact us to arrange a visit to our barn showroom to view the rug up close, request a home visit – where we can bring lots of rugs for you to view in-situ.

Or purchase online with confidence, as proud members of the BADA and LAPADA, we adhere to strict guidelines in the antique trade and our proud to offer our services to private customers and interior designers.  We can ship our rugs worldwide.

Object Literature

Sultanabad carpets and rugs are very important in the history of weaving as Sultanabad was formally known as Arak which was once the capital of Persia in the 1800’s.  Famous carpets such as Ziegler were woven in Sultanabad by the company Ziegler & Co which produced open large floral designs for western tastes and thrived in the late 19th century exporting these carpets to the US and Europe.  Sultanabad carpets are know as older better quality Mahals woven from the mid to late 19th century there pile is much flatter than the younger Mahal carpets and using softer colours rather than the typical reds and blues we associate with most Persian carpets.

Object Condition

Fabulous soft wool and in amazing original condition all over, soft wool and washed ready to be used.

Object Details

  • dimensions
    W:78 x x D:143 centimeters
  • period
  • country
  • year
    Circa 1890

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)1252 851215

Dealer Location

The Old Parsonage
Church Street
GU10 5QQ

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