Monthly Archives: September 2012

Ziegler rugs and carpets

The Ziegler company was founded in the late nineteenth century in Manchester England. It began the manufacture of rugs and carpets in the Persian city’s of Tabriz and Sultanabad. These rugs and carpets were sold as Ziegler’s and woven¬†deliberately¬†for the … Continue reading

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Persian Kerman (Kirman) rugs and carpets

Despite the city of Kerman being located in one of the poorest provinces of Iran, it has been producing fine Persian rugs and carpets since the sixteenth century. Shah Abbas chose Kerman to establish one of his elite royal weaving … Continue reading

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Afghan rugs and carpets

Rugs and carpets produced in Afghanistan can be separated into two main groups. Firstly the Turkoman rugs and carpets which are manufactured by the Turkoman tribes who migrated into what became Afghanistan in the seventeenth century. Secondly the modern Afghan … Continue reading

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