Ziegler Rugs and Carpets - Antique Sultanabad Collection
Collection Of Antique Ziegler Sultanabad Rugs and Carpets From Persia
Ziegler Sultanabad Rugs - These incredible rugs were woven in Sultanabad at the end of the 19th century to appeal to Western tastes. In the late 18oo’s, in Sultanabad, a small town in NW Persia, a Swiss firm, the Ziegler Company, based in Manchester, England set up shop. This innovative company began importing Persian carpets to England and America, appealing to the demanding western tastes. Their antique rugs are similar to Mahal’s but are distinguished by their sparsely drawn, large scale, over-sized designs and use of soft colors. They are lovely rugs that are enormously popular with decorators.