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A rare Ziegler Sultanabad carpet

13ft 8ins. x 10ft 7ins.


In 1876, the Mancheser based Swiss firm of Ziegler & Co., became the first European concern to establish their

own looms in Sultanabad, Persia, for the production of carpets specifically for the Western markets.

The designs used were mainly repeated all-over patterns, though Ziegler realised that by using the principles of

architectural proportions, made the motifs much larger and incorporated wide borders, thus keeping a balance

with the scale of a room.

The bold design of this carpet with enlarged palmettes, sickle leaves and connecting stems, exemplifies a

Ziegler at its extreme, even verging towards a fantasy. An unusually drwan design of skeletal outlines, on a rare Tabac d'Havane honey-coloured field within an elelgant architectural border, again with unusual colour of 


The present carpet can be used in both traditional interiors as well as modern design schemes, proving that great

design is timeless. The carpet is in good condition.