The city of Sultanabad (now known as Arak) in Iran/Persia, became a major rug production center in the second half of the 19th century as the result of efforts by Ziegler & Co., a British/Swiss manufacturer who modified traditional Persian carpet designs to satisfy European tastes. Colors were softened to appeal to American and European tastes (rose red being the most popular), patterns were bigger, and the rugs were made larger to accommodate room sizes.
We are always happy to collaborate with you on a custom carpet that meets all your specifications...and your wildest dreams! Of course, it will be woven on our very own looms with the best materials under the supervision of our experts.
Design: Ziegler Sultanabad Wool Carpet
Style: 19th Century Ziegler Carpet
Material: 100% Wool
Colors: Red, Blue, Yellow, Green, Gold, Ivory, Pink, Rust, Rose, French Blue
Size:15' X 18'10"
Rug Number: 70002632
Antique Persian carpets, also known as Iranian carpets, are among the most diverse and beautifully designed of all the Oriental rugs in the world. Rich in culture, their historical background is one of the most intriguing in all of art history. The “golden era” of Persian carpet weaving began around 1500, and following the Silk Road, it was during these periods that Persian rugs were being exported all over the world, from Japan to Western Europe.
In Persia, (modern day Iran), the largest carpet producing centers that flourished were Tabriz, Herat, Kashan, and Kerman. These rugs represent some of the finest examples of textile art ever produced. The complex methods and highest quality materials, including natural dyes, silk, cotton, and wool, combined with being woven by hand, ensured that these creations would last for decades, and in many cases, centuries.
Designs featured in antique rugs made in Iran are prized for their flawless proportions, and angles of spiraling curvature, resulting in an effortless fluid, and timeless, style, that exemplify their ageless elegance.
The master weavers of Persia took great pride in the textile art they created, therefore Antique Persian carpets are among the finest and most important examples of textile art, displaying some of the most beautiful and artistic creations ever crafted. Their beauty and complexity are timeless, inspiring, exciting, and masterful, making them an excellent investment in the realm of fine art, that will be enjoyed and appreciated for generations to come.