Antique Mahal rugs come from an area around the old city of Sultanabad, renamed Arak nearly one hundred years ago. The oldest -- some as old as several hundred years -- and highest quality Mahal carpets are called Sultanabad Mahal or Ziegler Mahal. Ziegler & Co. is the name of the British/Swiss firm that supervised production of these rugs for export to the west nearly 150 years ago. The colors are mostly blues and reds, highlighted with tinges of green and cream. The patterns are bold florals, incorporating medallions, palmettes, and vine scrolls.
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 Wool Carpet
Style: Modern Ziegler Design Wool Carpet
Material: 100% Wool
Colors: Ivory, Green, Taupe, Rust
Size: 8'4" X 13'11"
Rug Number: 70001211
Some of the most breathtaking examples of craftsmanship can be found in modern Indian carpets. These popular Oriental rugs commonly feature open fields with minor medallions and spandrels, surrounded by intricate floral borders, drawing their inspiration from a wide range of global styles and influences. Indian carpets exhibit a mesmerizing appearance that can vary significantly in size, complexity, color, and composition.
Due to Western influence and European demand, the weavers became very prolific to keep up with demand. Designs appealed to Western tastes employing large-scale patterns featuring millefleur (thousands of flowers) motifs. A subtle color palette of light blues, yellow, teal and rust characterize these Indian rugs. Many rugs feature a cotton foundation, are double weft and use an asymmetrical knot, while others feature a superb quality wool, resulting in a luxurious feel.
With a large range of motifs, from the Agra rugs that carry Chinese influence, perfect for a Chinoiserie style setting, to the Mughal carpets, with their flower borders and animal and plant life inspiration, that will make an excellent addition to your vibrant space, to the spectacular Amritsar carpets that capture the exotic side of India while incorporating subtle colonial motif, these rugs display a wide variety of classic designs, artistic elements, and unique color combinations that are capable of blending in with any modern or elegant art and home furnishing. These modern carpets are highly collectible, and will make a beautiful addition to your home or office.