Ziegler Sultanabad Rug, Central Persia

Ziegler Sultanabad rug
from central Persia
Circa 1890
Size: 195 x 105 cm

Sultanabad was the old name for the township of Arak in central Persia. During the second half of the 19th century carpet production expanded in catering to a burgeoning European taste for the designs and palette of rugs from this area.
In 1883 a Manchester based Swiss firm, Ziegler & Co, established offices and played an entrepreneurial role in the production and marketing of these very decorative carpets which influenced many designers, including William Morris, in the Arts and Crafts movement.

Ziegler rug

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