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. There 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.
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8 Rugs Found in Ziegler Rugs
This elegant antique Persian Ziegler Sultanabad rug is an archetypical example of the soft colors and luxurious designs selected for Europe's discerning consumers.
One may well marvel at the exquisite rendering of the many-petaled blossoms in the field of this grand antique Sultanabad from Persia.
Antique Sultanabads such as this are famed for their lavish floral designs, monumental, graphic scale, and exquisite color.
This magnificent Ziegler carpet was housed in the dining room of Sigmund Freud's home in London.
Unique in this antique Sultanabad is the bold, balanced design in the field and border.
The field of this classic Ziegler Mahal Sultanabad carpet from Persia displays an outstanding version of the "Herati" design.
Crafted in Sultanabad, this stunning antique Persian Ziegler carpet features a grand allover arabesque that embodies the unique style of the firm's creations.
This extraordinary antique Sultanabad relies on exquisite detail and finesse of drawing.
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