Sultanabad Rugs

The city of Sultanabad (which is now known as Arak) was founded, in the early 1800’s, and became famous as a center for commercial rug production in Iran. The term Sultanabad Rugs (as opposed to “Mahal carpets“) is mostly a term that is used to reference the “better” rugs that were woven in Arak. During the late 19th century, the firm of Hotz and Son and Ziegler and Co. established a manufactory in Arak / Sultanabad whose sole objective was to produce Sultanabad Rugs to meet the western demands. They even brought over western designers to conform to the western tastes of the time. This was the first instance of a hands-on western influence in the industry (which until this point was sheltered from western insights). Many of the Persian Sultanabad rugs that were woven by Ziegler and Co featured more updated colors as well as larger scale all over patterns which some in the art history world attribute to being the initial formation of the Arts and Crafts movement, in which William Morris had a pivital roll as an oriental rug collector and aficionado.

While both the Sarouk Farahan and Sultanabad Rugs were woven in the same general geographic area the two are quite different. Although the rugs of Sultanabad were not always considered purely Persian, they have become classics in their own right and very valuable in recent years. The rugs of Sultanabad are extremely desirable in the modern marketplace and sought after by high end interior designers.
The popularity of Sultanabad rugs go back to the mid-19th century. These carpets were designed and produced primarily for export to European consumers, as was the case with the Ziegler & Company firm. While the Sultanabad rugs do share some of the Persian design repertoire, they tend to have a larger, more supple weave (and accordingly exhibit a bolder, more large scale design). The design of Sultanabads tends to be more closely associated to those of Heriz or Serapi. That said, the line work of Sultanabads are more curve-linear and classical while they do maintain a more casual and tribal feel. Ziegler and Co. Sultanbad rugs will often have more warm color palettes which also tend to resemble those of the earliest Sarouk Farahan Persian carpets. Ivory Sultanabad antique Persian rugs often possess a charming naiveté, along with a palette based in undyed sheep’s wool, in hues of ivory, cream and beige. Often with latticeworks of vinery and flowerheads in soft pastels, a secondary drama of shading is played out in marvelous color striations otherwise known as ‘abrash’. The finest and hardest to find of both the ivory ground pieces, and the entire Ziegler & Co. Sultanabad Oriental carpet group uses allover designs of spaciously placed, extremely overscale blossoms, asymmetrically arranged across a sparsely adorned field. Designers in Sultanabad tinkered with the more traditional Persian color palettes. The diverse style of Persian Sultanabad rugs gives buyers the opportunity to choose between light and airy neutrals or richly colored carpets that provide a somber, grounded feeling. In the modern home environment, Sultanabad rugs have the ability to unite the old with the new. Though rooted in history, these weavers reinvented the old Persian designs and adapted them to suit the more Western tastes, such as including subtle neutrals, vibrant reds and clear blues that create a regal Western appearance. Unique color combinations, such as tourmaline pink paired with oxidized green, are also found on rugs from Sultanabad, which highlights their tendency to reinvent the traditional. Carpets inspired by the designs of Sultanabad are still manufactured for Western consumers today. Antique pieces from the area sell for top-dollar at auction. Come and stop by our gallery, Rugs & More to find Fine Antique Sultanabad carpets at 410 Olive.

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  • Finest Sultanabad Runner Carpet | Rugs and More | Santa Barbara Design Center

    Finest Sultanabad Runner Carpet

    Sale! $6,800.00 $3,380.00

    This elegant Fine Sultanabad runner carpet displays the ultimate balance between coloration and design. The light dyes of the wool lures a warmth and it’s splaying floral designs beckon to the nature lovers.

    3’1×9’11

     

    #44276Add to cart
  • Unique Sultanabad Rug  | Rugs & More | Santa Barbara Design Center |

    Unique Sultanabad Rug

    Sale! $38,000.00 $19,000.00

    Here at Rugs and More, we are known for the extensive collection of Persian Carpets and oriental rugs. We have multitude of choices from refined antiques to tasteful timeless looks for any  home. This Antique Sultanabad is an amazing piece of work with it’s original unique designs and soft rare color palate. Even the size is different from most in nature. This tells us that this rug must have been a custom creation.

    5’6×8’11

     

    #33042Add to cart
  • Ziegler & Co. Sultanabad Rug | Rugs and More | Santa Barbara Design Center 32962 .jpg

    Ziegler & Co. Sultanabad Rug

    Sale! $45,000.00 $22,500.00

    This Ziegler & Co. Sultanabad Rug is rare and sought after. These intricate designs and colors are what makes these the most desired rugs in the market today. Hand woven with natural dyes, this rug will last you a lifetime.

    10’2×14’11

    #32962Add to cart
  • Ziegler & Co. Sultanabad Rug Rugs and More | Santa Barbara Design Center 32963 8

    Ziegler & Co. Sultanabad Rug

    Sale! $73,800.00 $36,900.00

    In 1883 Ziegler & Company established itself as the first to master Ziegler & Co. Sultanabad Rugs for the larger rooms and different color palette needs of the western world.  That has continued to today, and this masterwork is a prime example of how Ziegler has perfected the melding of classical designs and master weaving to produce only the finest art for the floor. This Ziegler & Co. Sultanabad Rug is rare and sought after. These intricate designs and colors are what makes these the most desired rugs in the market today. Hand woven with natural dyes, this rug will last you a lifetime.

    11’9×17

    #32963Add to cart
  • Persian Sultanabad | Rugs & More | Santa Barbara Design Center | 9

    Persian Sultanabad Rug

    Sale! $73,780.00 $36,890.00

    The Persian Sultanabad rugs are extremely desirable in the modern marketplace. The popularity of Sultanabad rugs go back to the mid-19th century.  In 1883 Ziegler & Company established itself as the first to master Sultanabad rugs for the larger rooms and different color palette needs of the western world.  That has continued to today, and this masterwork is a prime example of how Ziegler has perfected the melding of classical designs and master weaving to produce only the finest art for the floor.

    10’1×10’1

    #32820Add to cart
  • Ziegler Sultanabad

    Sale! $13,900.00 $6,950.00

    Finest hand knotted ziegler Sultanabad made with natural organic dyes and wool.

    6’1 x 8’2

    #32808Add to cart
  • Ziegler and Company Sultanabad | Rugs & More | Oriental Carpets |

    Ziegler and Compay Sultanabad

    Sale! $39,160.00 $19,580.00

    In 1883 Ziegler & Company established itself as the first to master Sultanabad rugs for the larger rooms and different color palette needs of the western world.  That has continued to today, and this masterwork is a prime example of how Ziegler has perfected the melding of classical designs and master weaving to produce only the finest art for the floor.

    10×14’8

    #32790Add to cart
  • original ziegler sultanabad rugs and more orienal carpet 27468-

    Original Ziegler Sultanabad

    Sale! $39,600.00 $19,800.00

    The Sultanabad Ziegler & Co rugs are extremely desirable in the modern marketplace. The popularity of Sultanabad rugs go back to the mid-19th century

    #27468Add to cart
  • Ziegler & Co Sultanabad

    Ziegler & Co Sultanabad

    Sale! $31,850.00 $15,980.00

    The Sultanabad Ziegler & Co rugs are extremely desirable in the modern marketplace. The popularity of Sultanabad rugs go back to the mid-19th century

    9’2 x 11’6

    #32547Add to cart
  • Ziegler & Co sultanabad Oushak rugs and more oriental carpet 32546-

    Ziegler & Co Sultanabad

    Sale! $59,200.00 $29,600.00

    The Sultanabad Ziegler & Co rugs are extremely desirable in the modern marketplace. The popularity of Sultanabad rugs go back to the mid-19th century

    10’1 x 14

    #32546Add to cart
  • Egyptian Sultanabad | Rugs & More | Oriental Carpets| Santa Barbara

    Egyptian Sultanabad

    Sale! $57,000.00 $28,500.00

    In 1883 Ziegler & Company established itself as the first to master Sultanabad rugs for the larger rooms and different color palette needs of the western world.  That has continued to today, and this masterwork is a prime example of how Ziegler has perfected the melding of classical designs and master weaving to produce only the finest art for the floor.

    9’6×14’6

    #32502Add to cart
  • Antique Ziegler Sultanabad rugs and more oriental carpet 46786-5

    Antique Ziegler Sultanabad

    The antique ziegler Sultanabad rugs are extremely desirable in the modern marketplace. The popularity of Sultanabad rugs go back to the mid-19th century

    Size: 10’3 x 13’2

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  • Sultanabad rugs and more orientacl carpet 31347-

    Sultanabad

    Sale! $55,400.00 $27,700.00

    Sultanabad are extremely desirable in the modern marketplace. The popularity of Sultanabad rugs go back to the mid-19th century

    Size: 11’5 x 15’2

    #31347Add to cart
  • Sultanabad Rug rugs and more oriental carpet 31308-

    Sultanabad Rug

    Sale! $79,000.00 $39,500.00

    The Sultanabad rugs are extremely desirable in the modern marketplace. The popularity of Sultanabad rugs go back to the mid-19th century

    13’3 x 17’1

    #31308Add to cart
  • The rugs of Sultanabad are extremely desirable in the modern marketplace. The popularity of Sultanabad rugs go back to the mid-19th century 8'1 x 9'10

    Pakistan Sultanabad

    The rugs of Sultanabad are extremely desirable in the modern marketplace. The popularity of Sultanabad rugs go back to the mid-19th century

    8’1 x 9’10

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  • persian sultanabad rug 29673

    Persian Sultanabad Rug29673

    Sale! $30,780.00 $15,390.00

    9’2 x 12’1

    The rugs of Sultanabad are extremely desirable in the modern marketplace. The popularity of Sultanabad rugs go back to the mid-19th century

    #29673Add to cart
  • Ziegler & co Sultanabad rugs and more oriental carpet 29620-

    Ziegler & co Sultanabad 29620

    Sale! $73,000.00 $36,500.00

    11 x 14

    The rugs of Sultanabad are extremely desirable in the modern marketplace. The popularity of Sultanabad rugs go back to the mid-19th century

    #29620Add to cart
  • Sultanabad Patchwork

    Sale! $89,751.00 $46,700.00

    Our Sultanabad Patchwork rugs sew together cultures, traditions and history, creating beautifully unique rugs that should be treated as contemporary works of art. Patchwork doesn’t have to be limited to quilts, bring the timeless beauty of a handmade patchwork rug into your home.  This long lasting beauty is sure to start conversations! Combining pieces of vintage and antique hand-woven rugs backed with a fabric as reinforcement, patchwork rugs showcase a wide variety of weaving traditions and are created to fit into both contemporary and traditional interior designs.

    12’1 x 15

     

    #29479Add to cart
  • Finest Ziegler Wool Sultanabad

    Sultanabad carpets are distinguished as the highest quality of Mahal productions manufactured in the Arak region.   Vintage Persian Sultanabad carpets date back to the 19th and 20th century. Both interior designers and collectors seek these carpets worldwide. The casual and surprisingly contemporary carpets are balanced by their sophisticated yet creative designs. All these traits make it very difficult to find a Sultanabad in todays international market

    12 x 17

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  • Ziegler & Co Sultanabad 29439

    Sale! $110,240.00 $55,120.00

    12 x 18

    Sultanabad carpets are distinguished as the highest quality of Mahal productions manufactured in the Arak region.

    #29439Add to cart
  • Ziegler & co 29440

    Sale! $103,700.00 $51,850.00

    13’1 x 17’9

    the popularity of Sultanabad rugs go back to the mid-19th century. These carpets were designed and produced primarily for export to European consumers, as was the case with the Ziegler firm.

    #29440Add to cart
  • Ziegler & Co Sultanabad rugs and more oriental carpet 29438-

    Ziegler & Co Sultanabad 29438

    Sale! $91,500.00 $45,750.00

    13’1 x 17’9

    The rugs of Sultanabad are extremely desirable in the modern marketplace. The popularity of Sultanabad rugs go back to the mid-19th century

    #29438Add to cart
  • Zielger & Co Sultanabad rugs and more oriental carpet 29437-

    Zielger & Co Sultanabad 29437

    Sale! $98,500.00 $49,250.00

    13’2 x 19’7

    Sultanabad rugs and carpets share a common classical Persian repertoire of floral motifs, whether they utilize medallion or overall designs of vinescrolls and palmettes. antique Sultanabad rugs have the ability to unite the old with the new.

    #29437Add to cart
  • Fine Sultanabad rug santa barbara design center rugs and more oriental carpet 1

    Fine Sultanabad 29317

    Sale! $8,997.00 $4,650.00

    4 x 6

    Carpets from Sultanabad feature a diverse selection of colors that defy classification. Traditional color palettes found on carpets from Sultanabad can include subtle neutrals, vibrant reds and clear blues that create a regal Western appearance.

    #29317Add to cart
  • Zielger & co Sultanabad 29348

    Sale! $98,700.00 $47,500.00

    12’10 x 18’4

    #29348Add to cart
  • Sultanabad Rug

    Sale! $6,489.00 $3,272.00

    6’2″ x 4’1″

    Sultanabad rugs and carpets share a common classical Persian repertoire of floral motifs, whether they utilize medallion or overall designs of vinescrolls and palmettes. antique Sultanabad rugs have the ability to unite the old with the new.

    #45215Add to cart
  • Egyptian Sultanabad | Rugs & More | Santa Barbara Design Center

    Egyptian Sultanabad

    Sale! $89,540.00 $46,520.00

    This Egyptian Sultanabad carpet is distinguished as the highest quality of carpet manufactured in the Arak region. Vintage Persian Sultanabad carpets date back to the 19thand 20thcentury. Both interior designers and collectors seek these carpets worldwide. The casual and surprisingly contemporary carpets are balanced by their sophisticated yet creative designs. All these traits make it very difficult to find a Sultanabad in today’s international market.Sultanabad rugs and carpets were made in the same area as the earliest Farahans and Sarouks, but they are very different. Ultimately, Sultanabad rugs and carpets share a common classical Persian repertoire of floral motifs, whether they utilize medallion or overall designs of vinescrolls and palmettes.

    12 x 18

    #29254Add to cart
  • Ziegler & Co Sultanabad

    Sale! $79,200.00 $39,600.00

    11’2 x 13’10

    The term Sultanabad has come to distinguish the oldest and highest quality Mahal rugs which were produced in the Arak region. Sultanabad rugs and carpets were made in the same area as the earliest Farahans and Sarouks, but they are very different. This Zielger & Co Sultanabad include subtle neutrals, vibrant reds and clear blues that create a regal Western appearance.

    #29253Add to cart
  • Antique Ziegler & Co Sultanabad| Rugs & More | Oriental Carpets | 29252

    Antique Ziegler & Co Sultanabad

    12 x 16

    Antique Ziegler & Co Sultanabad carpet is distinguished as the highest quality of Mahal productions manufactured in the Arak region. Vintage Persian Sultanabad carpets date back to the 19thand 20thcentury. Both interior designers and collectors seek these carpets worldwide. The casual and surprisingly contemporary carpets are balanced by their sophisticated yet creative designs. All these traits make it very difficult to find a Sultanabad in today’s international market.

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  • Ziegler & Co Sultanabad

    Ziegler & Co Sultanabad is extremely desirable in the modern marketplace. The popularity of Sultanabad rugs go back to the mid-19th century. Ziegler & Co Original Sultanabad is extremely desirable in the modern marketplace. The popularity of Sultanabad rugs go back to the mid-19th century. Collectable and quality carpets Sultanabad carpets are prized worldwide for their durability, design and rarity. We are proud to offer the finest carpets found in the market today. Sultanabad carpets are made with moderate weave and thicker pile ensuring their lifespan to over a 100 years. The reputation of Sultanabad’s are highly esteemed with the oldest ones being from the 19thcentury. They appeal to both interior designers and collectors. The asymmetrical arranged blossoms are what make rugs like this distinguished from the rest.

    12’2 x 15’2

    #29251Read more

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