Antique handmade oriental rug No. 59382 Sultanabad, ca. 1880 Iran 12.11 x 9.10 feet
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||Sultanabad, ca. 1880
|Country of Origin:
||12.11 x 9.10 ft
||floral / medallion
This is a unique handmade / hand-knotted / traditional oriental carpet
The pile of this carpet is made of wool
Good condition, evenly low pile
More about the provenance Sultanabad, ca. 1880 | 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.