Sultanabad refers to carpets or rugs that belong to the period of early 1800s. The designs found in these antique Sultanabad rugs are derived from the Mahal rugs, designed and woven in the region of Arak. When you see the floral motifs found in this variant of antique Persian rugs, you will appreciate the hard work and the artistic skills used to bring them to life. Besides being a beautiful accessory to your home, all the designs are inspired from different cultures surrounding the region and carry a touch of history.
The best antique Sultanabad Rugs were made solely for the European market. They consisted of bold floral designs with spacious patterns. All antique Sultanabad rugs were made with pure and natural dyes and were designed with dark red, soft green, ivory, gold and blue colors.
These rugs have cotton warps, foundation and wefts and woolen piles. The wool used in all antique Sultanabad rugs are hand spun and are derived from the sheep owned by the weavers themselves. The knots are done using an asymmetric Turkish style, with each loop tied individually.
Antique Sultanabad rugs use designs with miniature repetitive floral patterns or large lattice vine patterns. Each of these rugs has its own special character and is considered valuable to any interior design project. These gorgeous rugs are also popular collectible items and find a great value in the market.
The design aesthetics of antique Sultanabad rugs derive from the ancient Persian period and they were made under the direct supervision of the king's lead designers and textile experts. They bring the value of the culture to life and the designs used in them will transport you to a time of art and beauty. Many have seen these carpets adorn museums, offices and high end hotels. Now, you can use them in your home and transform any room into an artistic space.