Large Sultan Abad Rug - 495cm x 485cm (16-3ft x 15-11ft) - Square Rug - THE HANDMADE RUG COMPANY

The city of Sultanabad (now known as Arak) was founded in 1808 to become the major center of rug production in Iran. Sultanabad carpets are distinguished as the highest quality of Mahal productions manufactured in the Arak region. 

Normal production has now stoped and this rug is from a rare batch of contemporary weaving that has recreated the classic Sultan Abad in all ways from using natural colours to the exact same weaving techniques. 

Beginning in the second half of the nineteenth century, a large increase in demand for Persian rugs by Western consumers transformed a millennia old art form. During the late 19th century, in 1883, the Manchester, England, based Anglo-Swiss firm of Ziegler & Co. established a manufactory, the sole objective of which was to produce Sultanabad rugs to meet western tastes and demands. Western designers modified classical Persian designs, marking the first time westerners directly affected Persian designs (beyond influence through market demand). In step with the beginning of the Arts and Crafts Movement, Ziegler modified designs to be larger size, along with a larger rug size to suit western room specifications. Arak's palette changed, as colours were softened in an effort to appeal to Europe and American tastes.

This piece has exceptional drawing and colouration -- a beautiful and rare carpet. 


Size : 495cm x 485cm (16-3ft x 15-11ft)

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Country of Origin: Iran

Construction: Hand woven 

Pile Content: Wool 

Pile Thickness: 9mm ( approx 150 000 knots per m²)

All our rugs are 'one of a kind' and the rug in the picture is the one you will receive.

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Product ID : A/LSS495