Fine Elegant Ziegler Carpet – Mahal

Rug #7148
Size: 518 x 370 cm / 17 x 12.1 ft
Handwoven in: 

Fine elegant Ziegler carpet, Mahal northwest Iran, fine handspun wool on cotton foundation

The firm of Ziegler & Co. of Swiss origin and based in Manchester, England, was one of the largest exporters of printed textiles to Turkey and Iran in the second half of the nineteenth century. It began importing Persian carpets to England, and setting up its own workshop in Arak, (then Sultanabad) in north-west Iran in 1876. It remained in production until the firm closed in 1934 and much is known about its history and products. Ziegler carpets held enormous popularity as furnishings in wealthy homes throughout the firms active life and have maintained popularity in western homes to the present day.

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