Majestic Large Antique Persian Ziegler Sultanabad Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Antique Persian Rugs, Circa Date: 1880s – This exquisite Ziegler Sultanabad carpet was woven around the 1880s in a small town in northwestern Persia. The brilliant colors of this carpet and classic design demonstrate the skill and artistry for which Sultanabad was known.
Long before the Ziegler Company, which was a Swiss company from Manchester, England, decided to open a carpet works to supply a growing western demand, Sultanabad had been a center that was known for producing some of the most beautiful carpets in the world. They were known for fine knot counts and incredibly intricate designs.
Sultanabad was home to master weavers whose designs had been used in the courts and public spaces of Persia since the 1500s. In the 18th century, Ziegler and Company recruited some of these master weavers to begin to produce carpets that would be more appealing to the western market. They were designed with a more westernized sense of color and used designs that would complement the most popular home décor of the time. The colors of Ziegler carpets have a different aesthetic than those produced by the traditional Sultanabad weavers.
Antique Persian Ziegler Sultanabad rugs are characterized by a high knot count and beautiful, intricate designs. They are also known for their strength and durability. Ziegler carpets were once a staple in Victorian homes in Europe and in the United States. Now, they are highly prized by collectors. It is difficult to find one that is not already in an estate.
This captivating Persian rug is a larger size and has larger floral motifs. Although it has a central motif, it does not have a true medallion in the center, making it appear as an all-over design. The most striking characteristic of this carpet is its range of colors, as is typical of a Ziegler Sultanabad. The variety of colors means that it could match almost any décor or color scheme.
This is a truly exquisite antique rug and an excellent example of a Ziegler Sultanabad. It will bring vibrant color to any room and will be treasured for many years. A piece like this does not come along very often, and it is an essential piece for any collection.