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Antique Sultanabad carpet

Circa 1890
370 × 252 cm 12’1” x 8’3”


A beautiful and rare ivory ground antique Sultanabad carpet, with a soft palette and open all over design.  In excellent condition for its age, this decorative elegant design is known as the Mina-Khani pattern.  With varying floral motifs connected with vines, using lovely blues, yellows, reds and balanced well with a soft red/orange border.   A beautiful rare pale antique carpet which is very easy on the eye, making it perfect for a drawing room or family room for example.

We can see the original fringes at both ends, the weaves stopped the carpet differently at one end when it was cut off the loom.  Amazing to see after 130 years and shows how durable these decorative antique Persian carpets are.  It has been used privately for many years in a country home, and we have only had to wash this piece to make it ready to be used again.

We would happily welcome you contacting us to request a home visit, having visited customers in their own homes for over 30 years. We feel it is vital to view carpets and rugs at home, so you can make the ideal choice, trying various options in a room. A professional, free service we have offered since 1990.

Book a visit to our barn showroom, we have over 1000 antique and contemporary carpets, rugs and runners on offer.  We are located in the small village of Crondall in Surrey, around an hours drive from London.

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Sultanabad carpets 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.

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