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Ziegler Sultanabad Carpets

Ziegler Sultanabad Carpets

Ziegler Sultanabad Carpets

Antique Ziegler Sultanabad Carpets have become one of the most sought-after rugs amongst the Persian weavings and most are from the 19th century and turn of the 20th century. They appeal keenly to interior designers and collectors because they are outstanding examples of casual, and surprisingly contemporary designs. Highly decorative aesthetically and very desired that is why they are so difficult to find – but lucky for you Rugs & More carries a very large collection of Sultanabad carpets for you to peruse!

The Sultanabad antique carpet styles are very unique with their variations of all-over patterns, such as the Herati (repeated diamond and curling leaf), the Mina Khani (repeated circular flower-head) and Harshang (highly stylized dragon and blossom), often seen in pastels and earth tones. And you can also find a small number of Oriental Sultanabad rugs use wonderfully detailed interpretations of the beloved Mustafvai (stylized “Garden of Paradise”) motif.

An even more exclusive class in the antique Sultanabad rug style are Nineteenth-century Ivory Sultanabad carpets, which are found mostly in the 9ft x 12ft to 10ft 6in x 14ft sizes and with a palette based on their undyed sheep’s wool which are concentrated in hues of ivory, cream and beige and often with lattice works of flower-heads and vines.

“In the late 1870s, a new style of Sultanabad antique rug was developed as a result of venture capital money invested by Ziegler & Co. of Manchester, England, which subsidized one-of-a-kind commissioned pieces particularly for export to England and France. This resulted in the noted “Ziegler Sultanabad” Persian carpet style. Distinguished by a significantly finer weave and thinner fabric, and stylish, allover patterns in delicate color, Ziegler Sultanabad rugs met with great success in Europe, immediately recognized by the more decoratively inclined Western markets. Although based on classical Persian carpet patterns, Zieglers offer delightfully inspired English translations, often to impressive over scale proportions.” Stated Jan David Winitz, a renowned carpet collector and connoisseur.

Because of their rarity the best 19th-century and turn-of-the-20th-century Sultanabad Persian rugs will continue to grow as investments for many decades to come. Like a fine piece of artwork their value will only gain as time goes by.

Check out our wonderful collection of Ziegler Sultanabad Carpets exclusively at Rugs and More located at the Santa Barbara Design Center 410 Olive Street, SB, 93101

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Bakhshayesh Persian Carpets

Bakhshayesh Persian Carpets

19th century Bakhshayesh Persian Carpets is widely sought after for their tribal design aesthetic and their versatility for being both Tradition and Contemporary. The finest antiques Oriental Bakhshayesh are often geometric, with folkloric characters found predominantly in small Persian tribal rugs. Rugs & More, carry a large antique Bakhshayesh Persian Carpets collection includes outstanding 19th century rugs in sizes from 7ft x 10ft to 15ft x 24ft.

Bakhshayesh Persian RugWorld class camel hair Bakhshayesh woven with field of fantastic creatures.

Size  13’7″ x 11’3″   Price $ 125,000

These carpets serve as centerpieces for very distinctive homes, hotels and Museums. (we have our own collection for the San Ysidro Ranch and Santa Barbara Biltmore Hotels). Bakhshayesh rug weavers produced a wide verity of graphic geometric medallion carpets, along with their traditional repetitive Herati pattern, which are renowned for carpets featuring the age-old Tree of Life motif.

Bakshaish Oriental rugs are celebrated for certain dyes and the occasional use of camel hair that they used in creating the carpets. The “Bakshaish blue” palette, ranging from morning glory to periwinkle – often in the same carpet — is a trademark of this antique carpet style. The most rare are the best Oriental and Persian carpets that use un-dyed camelhair weaved into the carpet.

Drop by and see our wonderful Collections of Bakhshayesh Carpets at Rugs & More located at the Santa Barbara Design Center.

Come and see hundreds of fine Bakhshayesh Persian Carpets at Rugs & More in the Santa Barbara Design Center or give us a call at (805) 962-2166

410 Olive Street, Santa Barbara, Ca, 93101

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Navajo Rug Collection

Navajo Rug Collection

Navajo Rug Collection

Rugs and More have the one of the finest Navajo Rug Collection and blankets which are among the most exquisite weaving in the world. The Navajo rugs are universally recognized symbol of Mexico. Worn over the shoulder by aristocrats, used as a blanket by cowboys, covering walls or beds in homes, or spread out on the ground at markets to display wares, the Navajo is an integral part of Mexican history and identity. And like American quilts – Navajo rugs are exquisite works of art, each piece the result of months of work by talented weaving families.

Navajo, the characteristic zig zag diamond began to appear in Navajo weaving, derived directly from Mexico and brought north through the Spanish settlements in Chimayo and the New Mexico area dating back to 1880’s. The Navajos were so gorgeous that famed artists and travelers from other countries would admire their glorious colors and designs.

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Our Collection of Navajo Rugs!

Then came the revolution of 1910, when the mansions of Mexico City and the lavish haciendas were ransacked and destroyed. It was dangerous to be in the upper class, and symbols of wealth went underground. Weavers, when they were not out fighting or hiding, were probably weaving functional pieces for everyday use.

After the revolution, as Mexico began to stabilize in 1920, there was a surge of pride in Mexican popular arts. In 1925, a major exhibition of Mexican folk art in Los Angeles introduced tens of thousands of Americans to Mexico’s unusual variety of popular arts. Along with the sombrero and the Navajo Rugs which became a national symbol of Mexico, appearing on travel posters, and always draped over the shoulders of the mariachis.

Today Navajos are used in the home for decoration purposes- as bedspreads, wall hangings and/or rugs. Now, seventy to ninety years later, we are carrying some Navajos, in mint condition, at the Santa Barbara Design Center. Weaving as a craft is disappearing from Mexico. In most towns, families stopped weaving fifty years ago. This makes the Navajo we have left even more precious items.

Navajos – Mexican blankets are as rich in their history as they are in color. The word “serapes” refers to the traditional striped weave that makes up the Mexican blanket design of today, and this versatile textile has been around for hundreds of years.

Come and see hundreds of fine rugs at Rugs & More in the Santa Barbara Design Center

410 Olive Street, Santa Barbara, Ca, 93101

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Two Grey Hill Phase Two Chief Blanket

Two Grey Hill Phase Two Chief Blanket - Visit us at Rugs & More in the Santa Barbara Design Center.

Two Grey Hill Phase Two Chief Blanket

These Two Grey Hill Phase Two Chief Blanket blankets were valued for their beauty and an important Indian would wear a blanket proudly as a ceremonial wrap at special occasions. There are four phases of these blankets. The first phase began around 1800 and has simple groups of broad bands or stripes. The second phase, always have 12 rectangles and grouped in twos small rectangles appearing across the three widest bands, developed by 1850. In the third phase, introduced in the 1860s, triangles and diamonds appear on top of the background bands. A fourth phase with even more prominent foreground elements evolved after the 1870s. As these design elements were added, they grew larger, becoming more centerpieces of the blankets than embellishments. During the Fourth phase, Navajo weavers also added elements inside the diamonds, including, zigzags, crosses, thin lines, stacked elements, and triangles.

The use of “chief” by scholars and collectors to describe this blanket style indicates the high quality of these blankets and associates them with the North American Plains Indians who avidly acquired them through trade. the Blanket above,  is a popular contemporary style is the Two Gray Hills Phase Two Navajo chief blanket (45 1/2″ x 40″). It shows the natural wool colors typical of this regional style, and in one corner can be seen an “escape line” or “spirit trail,” a light gray yarn that runs from the design through the dark border. Weavers say they sometimes are so caught up in their work that their spirit may be trapped within it. The escape line is a symbolic way to leave the textile once it has been completed.

spirit escape line chief Navajo blanke Spirit line just below the corner.

 

Come and see hundreds of fine rugs at Rugs & More in the Santa Barbara Design Center or give us a call today at (805) 962-2166

410 Olive Street, Santa Barbara, Ca, 93101

 

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Persian Afshar Circa 1880

Persian Afshar Circa 1880

Persian Afshar Circa 1880

Very Fine and Beautiful Quality Persian Afshar Circa 1880 weave by the nomadic Afshar tribe of Southwest Iran. Natural saturated red from madder is the paint of the background with direction changing changing Bottehs with henna flower inserts diagonally abstract the centerpiece. Beautiful rainbow and Guz motives ( against the evil eye ) add a classic touch to the eight sided star main border. there are a striped kelim elim at each end and original selvedge on both sides. prime expression of tribal woven art in great condition.

Persian afshar antique rug 4’5” x 5’9”

Price available upon request

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Moghan Runner Circa 1825

Moghan Runner Circa 1825

Moghan Runner Circa 1825

Unusual motifs of bird heads stepped diamond medallions in blue, yellow, red, brown, green, and ivory fill the centerpiece of this Early Moghan from Northwestern Iran. it has highly saturated and a wide range of desirable colors. Dreamy soft wool and supple handle expected from rugs this age. Beautiful serrated leaf and wine glass border on a crisp white back drop. Excellent patina and Good condition for its age. This is a Moghan Runner Circa 1825 that is very pleasing to the eye.

Moghan runner antique 2’11” x 8’8”

Price available upon request

Visit us at Rugs & More for more information about this beautiful antique runner or give us a call at (805) 962-2166.

410 Olive St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

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Rare Soumakh Antique Bag

Rare Soumakh Antique Bag

This Rare Soumakh Antique Bag is a woven masterpiece. This construction technique produces a flat-weave rug that is thick, strong and exceptionally durable. Unlike Kilims, Soumak rugs are not reversible because non-clipped yarns are left on the back. However, they are also stronger than kilims. It’s finely handspun in the Kuba region of the Caucasus mountains, between the Black and Caspian seas.  In characteristic hues of the region, are bold geometric gels and ketebes that lie in two columns with red background. Opposite side reveals thick stripes of navy and faded red.

Rare Soumakh Bag  1’7” x 1’9”

Price upon request.

Visit us at Rugs & More in the Santa Barbara Design Center to see this beautiful work of art, or give us a call at (805) 962-2166.

410 Olive St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

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Caucasian Soumakh Circa 1880

Caucasian Soumakh Circa 1880

Caucasian Soumakh Circa 1880

This Caucasian Soumakh Circa 1880 flat weave ( woven by an older weaver, because of the unusual and classic elements )with three crisp medallion centerpiece with designs of four Armenian crosses in each and the endless knot in the outer and the classic Gul and the middle of medallions, surrounded by eight squares bird heads and rams horns with a Yin and Yang center in saturated hues of navy, rust, and ivory, bordered by precise geometric interlocking large dragons and smaller S looking dragons in the ivory minor borders. there is a highly unusual Anatolia outer border with the goddess of Anatolia Design all around this magnificent art.

Caucasian Soumakh antique rugs 4’4 x 5’5

Price available upon Request

Come and see hundreds of fine rugs at Rugs & More in the Santa Barbara Design Center or give us a call today at (805) 962-2166

410 Olive Street, Santa Barbara, Ca, 93101

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Afshar Rugs

Afshar Rugs

Afshar rugs, also called Kerman-Afshar rugs, are handmade by semi-nomadic Afshars in the region of Kerman in south-eastern Iran.  These highly stylized Persian Rugs are a unique example of nomadic and village techniques combined into a single scheme.  Common coloration include crimson, saffron, gold, ivory, and burnt sienna.

Antique Afshar rugs, prized for high quality materials, craftsmanship, and unique aesthetic, make stunning floor pieces and excellent wall hangings.  The best 19th century Afshar rugs are in extremely limited supply and are widely sought after by mature collectors of antique Oriental and Persian carpets.

Decorating with Antique Rugs  is like using artworks that have a timeless quality which is always “in style.”  They are infinitely versatile and work with any room to integrate the architecture, furnishings and other artworks of the space. Creating decor that expresses a balance and harmony in their own right, they have the ability of carrying that quality into  the settings in which they’re placed.

At Rugs & More we have a beautiful collection of Afshar rugs for you to choose from and we have the largest collection of rugs on the Central Coast.  Let us help you decorate and adorn your space with a piece of artwork from our collections.

Visit us today at Rugs & More in the Santa Barbara Design Center, or give us a call at (805) 962-2166

410 Olive St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

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San Ysidro Usak Rug Collection

San Ysidro Ranch Usak Rug Collection

San Ysidro Usak Rug Collection

This San Ysidro Usak Rug Collection is perfectly at home in California. The rugs from this collection have been used extensively in high end homes, institutions, hotels and country clubs throughout California, because they have been created to match Spanish colonial and Tuscan architecture of the coastal region and specifically Santa Barbara, Ventura, and San Luis Obispo Counties. This Ziegler & Co Oushak collection at its best has been used in the San Ysidro Resort. In coastal, temperate regions the moderate climate allows for interior design that blurs the lines between home interiors and the outdoors. This collection of rugs is specifically designed to fit the Mediterranean style home. Patterns inspired by nature and color schemes that enhance the natural light of a room compliment Mediterranean interiors perfectly.

Ghazni wool is sheered from Sheep that live in high altitude, frigid climates. This environment promotes a fleece that is dense, durable, very straight, and high in lanolin. the lanolin content improves resistance to water, moisture and stains. Ghazni wool is preferred in authentic oriental rug manufacture. This wool gives the rug a unique silky softness not found with other materials.

Over the decades custom designs and color pallets have been commissioned to fit the needs of our design partners. The San Ysidro has evolved from the desires and requests of the top interior designers in the world.

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The San Ysidro Collection was inspired by the San Ysidro , which was voted the #1 hotel in America by Forbes magazine!  The hotel is located in Santa Barbara nestled at the foothills of our local mountains in Montecito!

Rugs & More is the exclusive provider of authentic rugs for the finest establishments in the world.

See our rugs at the Four Seasons , San Ysidro , Montecito Valley Club and many other locations around the world.

Come and see hundreds of fine rugs from the Ziegler & Co San Ysidro Usak Rug Collection at Rugs & More in the Santa Barbara Design Center or for more information give us a call at (805) 962-2166

410 Olive Street, Santa Barbara, Ca, 93101