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Antique Ziegler carpet

Circa 1890
398 x 250 cm 13’ x 8’2”
£26,000
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An antique Ziegler carpet with soft red tones, greens, pale blues and hints of muted yellow.  A wonderful all over floral design of large palmettes and scrolling cloud band motifs.  Woven in the late 19th century the condition is good with a medium high wool pile and minimal areas of old well preserved restoration on this antique Ziegler workshop carpet.  Request a home visit to view this elegant antique carpet in your home, we travel all across the UK, we have also visited Europe before and would be happy to do so again.

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Situated in the west of Persia and to the south of Arak is the area of Mahallet within the larger province of Kurdistan. From this area come Mahal and Sultanabad Carpets famous for their floral designs and following the influence of the Ziegler Company in the late 19th century they improved the quality and designs to match the European taste of the time.

 

In 1883 Ziegler and Co, of Manchester, England established a Persian carpet manufacture in Sultanabad Persia, which employed designers from major western department stores such as A B. Altman & Co of New York and Liberty, to modify 16th- and 17th-century Eastern designs for the more restrained western taste. Using highly developed dying techniques, and the best artisans from the region, the Ziegler Co created rugs with bold, all-over patterns and with softer palettes than their vibrant Persian counterparts.

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