Origin: Northern Pakistan
Style: Afghan Ziegler
Dated: Late 20th C
Hand Knotted 100% Wool Pile
Length: 341cms / 11.2 feet
Width: 242cms / 7.9 feet
Hand woven in a deep rich blue, having stylized floral sprays and palmettes set in ivories highlighted in tangerine, interlinked all over by branches. The motifs on this ground are smaller than usual meaning they are greater in number, making an attractively busy field. The border is of cream ground with a chocolate brown accent flanked again by blue giving the piece its balance.
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.. 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 large Ziegler carpet with a shimmering blue colour that would make any floor an ocean.