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Size: 11'9" x 9'1" | 3.57m x 2.76m
These elegant rugs are named after a town in southern Iran although the best examples are usually woven in Afghanistan or Pakistan nowadays. The rugs are hand knotted using hand-spun wool and the structure is very durable. They are of fine quality and come in a variety of sizes from small to large room size. Sultanabads are woven using many different colours thus making an interesting striking pattern, whilst using western colour palettes giving a muted antique finish, which fit well with both modern and traditional interiors.
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.