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Antique handmade oversized carpet #42584 Sultanabad Iran 15.7 x 14.0 feet

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Item Number: 42584
Provenance: Sultanabad
Country of Origin: Iran
Size: 15.7 x 14.0 ft
Age: antique
Pile: wool
Foundation
(warp and weft):
cotton
Design: floral and geometric / medallion
Ground Color: red
Remarks: open design. Some Kashmiri done on it
Price (incl. VAT): US-$ 88,000

Estimated delivery time:
4 - 8 working days

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More about the provenance Sultanabad | Iran

Sultanabad (now Arak), is located in West Persia in the province of Hamadan and has been established 1808. Today Sultanabad has a significant carpet industry. In 1883 a Swiss man called Ziegler founded an import company in Manchester, England and at the same time a rug manufactory in Sultanabad, Iran. In this manufactory they produced rugs of high quality in beautiful tone in tone pastel colors and allover designs inspired by Mahal and Farahan designs which were made mainly for the European taste. The success and the demand were huge and "Ziegler" became an international trademark and a guarantee for beautiful high quality rugs. Rugs of high quality and high durability were made in Sultanabad, as this one is a very nice example of.

This Oriental rug has a so called "open design". Any rug in which the medallion is surrounded by a large area of a plain one-colored field and if at all have corner patterns within the field. The open design is currently experiencing a come back and became very popular.



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