4.2 x 6.10 Antique Sultanabad Rug, Herati Design, Central Persia, Circa 1895

Small Sultanabad rugs are comparatively uncommon, relative to their room size carpet counterparts. This example, probably commissioned by the Anglo-Swiss company Ziegler & Co. features the classical Herati design on an abrashed (variegated) denim blue field. A brick red border frames the field.

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