A truly remarkable early antique Ziegler carpet from the famed Ziegler & Co workshop, dating from 1883-1890. A very fine example, the weave is tight and showcases the detailed and complex medallion design extremely well. An absolutely stunning array of natural colours, ivory wool with vibrant reds and greens, combined with a sandy gold tone. This elaborate, almost flame like medallion design is quite breathtaking! A rare and early Ziegler design and in outstanding original condition too, one of the finest examples we have seen in over 30 years.
In 1883, Ziegler and Co, of Manchester, England established a Persian carpet manufacture in Sultanabad Persia, which employed designers from major western department stores such as B. Altman & Co of New York and Liberty, to modify 16th- and 17th-century Eastern designs for the more restrained western taste. Using highly developed dying techniques, and the best artisans from the region, the Ziegler Co created rugs with beautiful, all-over patterns and with softer palettes than their vibrant Persian counterparts.
Ziegler & co workshop carpets have always been revered and desired by collectors and designers alike. Ziegler rugs developed an almost immediate following in the late 19th Century, especially among early collectors which included the Guinness family, who laid them in Elveden Hall, their Suffolk estate. Ziegler carpets are one of the only types of Persian carpet which were influenced by western designs and have become one of the most sought after carpets in the world today.
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