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A Ziegler carpet with natural vegetable dyes and excellent quality wool.
Ziegler & Co. were a Manchester based Anglo-Swiss producer and distributor of Persian carpets in the late nineteenth and the early twentieth centuries. The company had workshops in Tabriz and Sultanabad (now Arak) and supplied retailers such as Liberty & Company and Harvey Nichols. Their designs were modifications of, often substantially different from, more traditional Persian ones and they used the latest dying techniques and employed the best artisans in the area. They tend to have bolder all-over patterns and use softer palettes than the livelier traditional Persian carpets. “Ziegler carpets” long ago became a term used to mean this style of carpet. Modern Zieglers being produced in many countries. Original Ziegler carpets and old carpets of similar designs are often highly valued by collectors.
Size: 430 × 301 cm, 14'1" × 9'10" ft