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Afghan Garous

Price: £840

Size: 6'0" x 3'10" | 1.82m x 1.18m

Ref: 13412


These beautiful hand knotted rugs are superior in quality and whilst it is often difficult to distinguish this from an image, usually the price reflects the quality. Many hours work have been put into this rug from the hand-spinning and dyeing of the wool using vegetable dyes. Then, of course, the hand-knotting by the weavers followed by the many finishing processes to produce these fine rugs.

Ziegler is the name of a design rather than a town or tribe. These rugs come in a variety of qualities which is often difficult to see from an image, however usually the quality is reflected in the price. An Anglo/Swiss company, Ziegler & Co., commissioned the original rugs in 1883. Using leading designers and master weavers from Iran and Europe the rugs were designed with the western market in mind. Originally the weaving began in the Arak province of Iran however most new Ziegler designs are crafted in Afghanistan or Pakistan.

The hand-spun wool used is of high quality and the structure is very durable. The knot count is normally 80-120 per sq. Inch. Ziegler rugs are woven using vegetable dyes as opposed to the stronger chemical dyes which are so often used in Iran, these soft palettes and patterns have made them very popular and sought after. They are, by their colour and design, extremely versatile and suit the homes of the 21st century.

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