Rugs of Petworth

Classic Esari Rug

SKU: 5146

Hand knotted in Afghanistan
Wool on cotton
2.35m x 1.7m
7' 9" x 5' 7"

Our collection of handmade Sultanabad Style rugs take their name from the town of Sultanabad in central Iran, which changed its name to Arak in the early 20th century.  

In the mid/late 19th century, this area of Iran became famed from producing a new style of handmade rug design, noted for being more open in design and often wider in proportion to traditional Persian rugs.  Ziegler & Co (an Anglo-Swiss company) were a key innovator in this movement in handmade rug weaving, and rugs in this style can be know as many names including Ziegler, Sultanabad, & Mahal.  

Our  handmade Sultanabad Style rugs are mainly woven in northern Afghanistan, in rural agricultural areas where a household typically has a rug loom in order to supplement the income, especially in the winter months.  

We source each Sultanabad rug individually, in person, and take great care to make sure all rugs are great examples of their kind before shipping them back to our Petworth showroom in the UK. 

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