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Antique Sultanabad Rugs The city of Sultanabad (which is now known as Arak) was founded, in the early 1800's, 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 curve-linear 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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94 Rugs Found in Sultanabad Rugs

Antique Ziegler Sultanabad Rug 46452

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Origin: Persian Rugs »
Style: Sultanabad Rugs

14 ft 5 in x 22 ft 3 in (4.39 m x 6.78 m)

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Antique Sultanabad Rug 3325

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Origin: Persian Rugs »
Style: Sultanabad Rugs

17 ft 8 in x 22 ft 3 in (5.38 m x 6.78 m)

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Antique Oversized Persian Sultanabad Rug 50145

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Origin: Persian Rugs »
Style: Sultanabad Rugs

11 ft 6 in x 22 ft (3.51 m x 6.71 m)

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Antique Sultanabad Persian Rug 42746

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Origin: Persian Rugs »
Style: Sultanabad Rugs

14 ft 5 in x 21 ft 9 in (4.39 m x 6.63 m)

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Antique Sultanabad Rug 44653

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Origin: Persian Rugs »
Style: Sultanabad Rugs

12 ft x 21 ft 8 in (3.66 m x 6.6 m)

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Large Antique Persian Sultanabad Rug 43337

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Origin: Persian Rugs »
Style: Sultanabad Rugs

13 ft 2 in x 20 ft 6 in (4.01 m x 6.25 m)

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Antique Sultanabad Persian Rug 43342

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Origin: Persian Rugs »
Style: Sultanabad Rugs

12 ft 1 in x 20 ft 1 in (3.68 m x 6.12 m)

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Large Antique Persian Sultanabad Rug 50377

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Origin: Persian Rugs »
Style: Sultanabad Rugs

13 ft 10 in x 20 ft (4.22 m x 6.1 m)

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Antique Sultanabad Rust Colored Rug 40470

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Origin: Persian Rugs »
Style: Sultanabad Rugs

12 ft 3 in x 19 ft 9 in (3.73 m x 6.02 m)

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Antique Sultanabad Rug 42160

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Origin: Persian Rugs »
Style: Sultanabad Rugs

13 ft 6 in x 19 ft (4.11 m x 5.79 m)

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Antique Sultanabad Persian Rug 50126

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Origin: Persian Rugs »
Style: Sultanabad Rugs

11 ft 10 in x 19 ft (3.61 m x 5.79 m)

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Antique Sultanabad Persian Rug 43361

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Origin: Persian Rugs »
Style: Sultanabad Rugs

13 ft 2 in x 18 ft 8 in (4.01 m x 5.69 m)

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New Persian Sultanabad Runner Rug 46550

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Origin: Persian Rugs »
Style: Sultanabad Rugs

2 ft 11 in x 18 ft 5 in (0.89 m x 5.61 m)

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Antique Sultanabad Persian Rug 50222

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Origin: Persian Rugs »
Style: Sultanabad Rugs

11 ft 6 in x 18 ft 4 in (3.51 m x 5.59 m)

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Antique Sultanabad Persian Rug 43425

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Origin: Persian Rugs »
Style: Sultanabad Rugs

10 ft 7 in x 17 ft 2 in (3.23 m x 5.23 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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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 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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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 Sultanabad Persian Rug 46100

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Origin: Persian Rugs »
Style: Sultanabad Rugs

13 ft 2 in x 16 ft 3 in (4.01 m x 4.95 m)

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Antique Sultanabad Persian Rug 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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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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