Sultanabad wool hand-knotted rugs are made in the far NW of Iran in the Kurdish weaving areas famous for the antique Mahal and Ziegler rugs. These modern reproductions are excellent copies of those rugs, with soft hand spun wool, a comfortable loose weave, oversize motifs and muted but wonderful colours. Sultanabad rugs are still one of the most popular and easy to furnish with new rugs on the market and are available in various sizes, but they look best when large and oversize. The large floral motifs with palmettes and connecting tendrils are charmingly elegant and offer a much simpler non-Persian appearance – which is why the originals, designed by the Anglo-Swiss Manchester-based firm of Ziegler & Co., proved so popular in the West.
Please note handmade wool Persian Sultanabad rugs are completely different in look, feel and quality to the new Ziegler/Chobi/Garous made in Afghanistan, Pakistan and India! Because the wool is soft, and the weave quite loose, Persian hand-knotted Sultanabad rugs are comfortable and warm underfoot when used with a suitable underlay. They should not be used in very heavily trafficked areas, but the upside is the wool cleans very well and they are easy to restore.
As a softly coloured allover design furnishing rug this Persian Sultanabad, hand-knotted with local Iranian handspun, wool is spot on. The similar colours of the main ground and border make the rug look bigger when in situ and do not pull in unwanted deeper colours as a frame.
Available in larger sizes between 9’x6’/2.74×1.82 and 20’x14’/6.09×4.27