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Antique Sultanabad Rugs and Carpets The city of Sultanabad (which is now known as Arak) was founded, in the early 1800s, as a center for commercial rug production in Iran. During the late 19th century, the firm of Hotz and Son and Ziegler and Co. established a manufactory in Arak / Sultanabad whose sole objective was to produce rugs to meet the western demands. They even brought over western designers to conform to the western tastes of the time. This was the first instance of a hands-on western influence in the industry (which until this point was sheltered from western insights). The large scale, all over design, and use of western color palettes are all characteristics of trends that have been influenced by Zieglers and many even attribute this style with the initial formation of the Arts and Crafts movement.

The term Sultanabad has come to distinguish the oldest and highest quality Mahal rugs which were produced in the Arak region. Sultanabad rugs and carpets were made in the same area as the earliest Farahans and Sarouks, but they are very different. Ultimately, Sultanabad rugs and carpets share a common classical Persian repertoire of floral motifs, whether they utilize medallion or overall designs of vinescrolls and palmettes. However, Sultanabad rugs and carpets tend to have a larger, more supple weave (and accordingly exhibit a bolder, more large scale design). Indeed the design of Sultanabads resembles that of Heriz or Serapi somewhat in its graphic and monumental character, but even so the linework is always more curvilinear and classical. Sultanbad rugs and carpets also often have a rich, warm palette like that of Farahans and the earliest Sarouks.

The rugs of Sultanabad are extremely desirable in the modern marketplace. The popularity of Sultanabad rugs go back to the mid-19th century. These carpets were designed and produced primarily for export to European consumers, as was the case with the Ziegler firm.

Designers in Sultanabad tinkered with Persia’s traditional color palettes and reinvented ancient Persian designs to better suit Western tastes. These magnificent carpets often feature spacious floral patterns, well-defined arabesques and stark medallions woven in strong jewel tones.

Although the rugs of Sultanabad were not always considered purely Persian, they have become classics in their own right. Carpets inspired by the designs of Sultanabad are still manufactured for Western consumers today. Antique pieces from the area sell for top-dollar at auction.

Carpets from Sultanabad feature a diverse selection of colors that defy classification. Traditional color palettes found on carpets from Sultanabad can include subtle neutrals, vibrant reds and clear blues that create a regal Western appearance. Unique color combinations, such as tourmaline pink paired with oxidized green, are also found on rugs from Sultanabad, which highlights their tendency to reinvent the traditional.

The diverse style of Sultanabad rugs gives buyers the opportunity to choose between light and airy neutrals or richly colored carpets that provide a somber, grounded feeling. In the modern home environment, antique Sultanabad rugs have the ability to unite the old with the new.

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56 Rugs Found in Sultanabad Rugs

Antique Persian Sultanabad Rug 46411

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Origin: Persian Rugs »
Style: Sultanabad Rugs

4 ft 6 in x 4 ft 6 in (1.37 m x 1.37 m)

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Antique Persian Sultanabad Rug 43452

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Origin: Persian Rugs »
Style: Sultanabad Rugs

7 ft 8 in x 10 ft 1 in (2.34 m x 3.07 m)

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Antique Persian Sultanabad Rug 42301

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Origin: Persian Rugs »
Style: Sultanabad Rugs

8 ft 2 in x 10 ft 5 in (2.49 m x 3.17 m)

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Antique Persian Sultanabad Rug 50097

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Origin: Persian Rugs »
Style: Sultanabad Rugs

8 ft 4 in x 10 ft 8 in (2.54 m x 3.25 m)

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Antique Persian Mahal Rug 45470

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Origin: Persian Rugs »
Style: Sultanabad Rugs

7 ft 9 in x 10 ft 10 in (2.36 m x 3.3 m)

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Modern Persian Sultanabad Rug 41173

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Origin: Persian Rugs »
Style: Sultanabad Rugs

8 ft 9 in x 11 ft 7 in (2.67 m x 3.53 m)

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Antique Sultananbad Rug 44798

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Origin: Persian Rugs »
Style: Sultanabad Rugs

8 ft 3 in x 12 ft 1 in (2.51 m x 3.68 m)

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Antique Sultanabad Rug 43893

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Origin: Persian Rugs »
Style: Sultanabad Rugs

8 ft 5 in x 12 ft 2 in (2.57 m x 3.71 m)

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Antique Sultanabad Persian Rugs 42589

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Origin: Persian Rugs »
Style: Sultanabad Rugs

8 ft 8 in x 12 ft 3 in (2.64 m x 3.73 m)

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Sultanabad Rug 44146

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Origin: Pakistani Rugs »
Style: Sultanabad Rugs

8 ft 4 in x 12 ft 4 in (2.54 m x 3.76 m)

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Antique Persian Sultanabad Rug 7997

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Origin: Persian Rugs »
Style: Sultanabad Rugs

10 ft 3 in x 12 ft 9 in (3.12 m x 3.89 m)

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Persian Antique Sultanabad Rug 3054

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Origin: Persian Rugs »
Style: Sultanabad Rugs

6 ft 7 in x 13 ft 3 in (2.01 m x 4.04 m)

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Antique Sultanabad Persian Rug 46191

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Origin: Persian Rugs »
Style: Sultanabad Rugs

10 ft 9 in x 13 ft 5 in (3.28 m x 4.09 m)

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Sultanabad Persian Rug 41174

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Origin: Persian Rugs »
Style: Sultanabad Rugs

5 ft 7 in x 13 ft 7 in (1.7 m x 4.14 m)

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Antique Sultanabad Rug 42931

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Origin: Persian Rugs »
Style: Sultanabad Rugs

10 ft 8 in x 13 ft 8 in (3.25 m x 4.17 m)

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Antique Ziegler Sultanabad Carpet 44630

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Origin: Persian Rugs »
Style: Sultanabad Rugs

12 ft 8 in x 13 ft 8 in (3.86 m x 4.17 m)

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Antique Sultanabad Persian Rug 42986

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Origin: Persian Rugs »
Style: Sultanabad Rugs

10 ft 9 in x 14 ft 4 in (3.28 m x 4.37 m)

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Antique Sultanabad Persian Rugs 43356

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Origin: Persian Rugs »
Style: Sultanabad Rugs

11 ft 5 in x 14 ft 9 in (3.48 m x 4.5 m)

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Antique Persian Sultanabad Rug 50078

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Origin: Persian Rugs »
Style: Sultanabad Rugs

12 ft 4 in x 14 ft 10 in (3.76 m x 4.52 m)

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Antique Persian Sultanabad Rug 45105

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Origin: Persian Rugs »
Style: Sultanabad Rugs

11 ft 6 in x 15 ft 2 in (3.51 m x 4.62 m)

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Persian Antique Sultanabad Rug 41291

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Origin: Persian Rugs »
Style: Sultanabad Rugs

10 ft 6 in x 15 ft 3 in (3.2 m x 4.65 m)

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Antique Sultanabad Persian Rug 44726

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Origin: Persian Rugs »
Style: Sultanabad Rugs

12 ft 7 in x 15 ft 6 in (3.84 m x 4.72 m)

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Antique Persian Sultanabad Rug 43034

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Origin: Persian Rugs »
Style: Sultanabad Rugs

13 ft 8 in x 16 ft 2 in (4.17 m x 4.93 m)

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Antique Sultanabad Persian Rugs 1340

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Origin: Persian Rugs »
Style: Sultanabad Rugs

15 ft 4 in x 16 ft 2 in (4.67 m x 4.93 m)

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Sultanabad Rug 44684

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Origin: Egyptian Rugs »
Style: Sultanabad Rugs

7 ft x 16 ft 4 in (2.13 m x 4.98 m)

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Antique Persian Sultanabad Rug 3250

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Origin: Persian Rugs »
Style: Sultanabad Rugs

11 ft 10 in x 16 ft 5 in (3.61 m x 5 m)

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Antique Sultanabad Rug 43358

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Origin: Persian Rugs »
Style: Sultanabad Rugs

11 ft 7 in x 16 ft 6 in (3.53 m x 5.03 m)

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Antique Persian Sultanabad Rug 45212

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Origin: Persian Rugs »
Style: Sultanabad Rugs

13 ft 7 in x 16 ft 7 in (4.14 m x 5.05 m)

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Antique Persian Sultanabad Rug 47464

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Origin: Persian Rugs »
Style: Sultanabad Rugs

10 ft 9 in x 16 ft 7 in (3.28 m x 5.05 m)

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