Origin: Northern Pakistan
Style: Afghan Ziegler
Dated: Late 20th C
Hand Knotted 100% Wool Pile
Length: 298cms / 9.7 feet
Width: 242cms / 7.9 feet
Having an all over antique wash with stylized flowers and palmettes in ivory, highlighted in soft apple greens and sandy rusts, each piercing through a truffle ground. The drawing is sharp and the size is appealingly nonconformist in that the piece is wider than most carpets that are of this length.
The term 'Ziegler' refers to the Anglo-Swiss company Ziegler & Co. They were producing exclusive Persian carpets in their own workshops in the Sultanabad region of Western Persia between 1875 and 1920.
Afghan Zieglers have proved to be one of the most popular hand woven rugs of recent times. They are woven mainly by Afghan weavers and are sold out of markets in Northern Pakistan. This beautiful carpet has a wonderfully quiet and under-stated design that will not over power a room. The pile is cut low and is crafted to antique designs and using only natural dyes, whilst the hand-spun yarn creates a stunning depth of colour and sophistication. As with all hand-made rugs, each piece brings with it a spectrum of shades of colouring depending upon from which angle one views it from.
This is a splendidly soft and unobtrusive piece, pretty and subtle, and because of this it would add huge amounts of elegance to any neglected floor space.