Ziegler Feraghan 195 x 080
The handmade carpets' colors look different depending on the side you view the carpet from.This is because the pile of handmade carpets, in contrast to machine made carpets, is inclined so that the carpet has protection from dirt and wear.
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Ziegler rugs are high strength carpets, with excellent ghazni handspun wool , which is dyed with vegetable colors . Usually the motifs are based on old Persian Sarough designs , with sparse branches and large flowers . The pastel colors and the bright shades are a innovation and with it the success of Afghan carpets.
Works by skilled weavers with high knot density , and robust uneven weave, this means that each loop on the back side of a real knot .
Simple Ziegler is usually with an weave on one level, this means while the back side shows two loops as two knots , there is essentially only one knot ,so this carpets are thicker woven, with the half density only , half the amount of wool and therefore inferior .
( for details see the subject of knot density at the relevant link below ) .
Unfortunately , the market offered some visually similar rugs in very simple quality , this rug you see , belongs to the very good Ziegler, selected based on the high standards set always by our company.
Ziegler & Co. were a Manchester–based Anglo-Swiss producer and distributor of Persian carpets in the late nineteenth and the early twentieth centuries. The company had workshops in Tabriz and Sultanabad (now Arak) and supplied retailers such as Liberty & Company and Harvey Nichols. Their designs are were modifications of, often substantially different from, more traditional Persian ones and they used the latest dying techniques and employed the best artisans from area. They tend to have bolder all-over patterns and use softer palettes than the livilier traditional Persian carpets. "Zeigler carpets" long ago became a term used to mean this style of carpet. Modern Zieglers being produced in many countries and qualities. Original Ziegler carpets and old carpets of similar designs are often highly valued by collectors.
Read here the detailed story about the history of Ziegler carpets