Hand woven Persian Sultanabad Mahal with all natural vegetable dyes, from circa 1870.
:: They have been some of the most desirable of Persian village weavings and there are many reasons why. Sultanabads are the elite of Mahal rugs, with sophisticated and unique design. They’re highly sought out for their amazing decorative aesthetic and style and they stand through time as the most amazing examples of art and history.
We are proud to have this 19th Century West Central Persian and it sure aims to please. It features a gorgeous garden design and the floral art flows beautifully with arranged flower motifs as well as larger scale floral medallions in the irresistible aqua blue borders. The jaw dropping color ways and succulent contrast of this piece is sensational. The wool after all this time is still considered soft. It is beautifully worn, showing off its age and character quite profoundly.
The exquisite vegetable dyes have aged gracefully and various shades can be seen throughout the time traveled rug. The color ways speak to us, telling us more about why this rug is distinguished and the highest quality of Mahal. Those pops of olive, so rare to find and it directly points to the rarity of rug and age. It is no wonder why they are prized by collectors and loved as a meaningful and decorative statement piece by world class designers. They truly stand out, and they are the oldest of the Mahal rugs.
These West Central Persian rugs are exclusive on an international level and sizes found will 9x12 and larger. Their weavings date as far back as the 17th Century. The exceptional craftsmanship involved in these works of art inspires us and lends to why these particular village carpets always are stamped for true art value. Many famous brick and mortar stores will display them behind the window and show case with $50K+ price tags attached for these spirited rugs. Bringing one home is a sweet treasure; quite simply, it is a trophy rug to be cherished. Fun fact: a Sultanabad Mahal that Freud had in his personal collection was sold in 2001 for $92K.
This heirloom has been professionally cleaned and is ready for its next abode.
Pics taken outdoors in different hours of daylight to show the variation of natural dyes and color ways.
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