A masterpiece of weaving from the famous and world renowned Ziegler & Co workshop. The rarest and most desirable type of Ziegler with an ivory wool background and ivory border. In amazing order, with a luxurious soft wool pile throughout. Minimal preservation/restoration on this exceptional and rare carpet. With exquisite olive greens, muted reds, pale blue abrash (dye change) in the border, this piece has everything you would look for in a decorative Ziegler. A beautifully spaced open drawing of floral palmettes and subtle leaves. A truly breathtaking example.
The history of Ziegler carpets: 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.
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