ZIEGLER - FERAHAN - SULTANABAD - CHOOBI - BAKSHAIESH - KHOTAN
These rugs are rather modern, production began in the 1990s between Pakistan and Afghanistan and, in a relatively short time, achieved worldwide success. Both the patterns and workmanship have their roots in late 19th century Persia. They were based on the Ziegler rugs, named for the company with headquarters in Manchester that exported Persian rugs and had established its business offices in the Persian city of Sultanabad. Ziegler commissioned the local rug-makers to produce rugs with designs, and in sizes, created specifically for the western markets. The main distinguishing feature of the rugs made today in Pakistan and Afghanistan is the material. The wools are hand spun and tinted according to the traditional methods using natural dyes.. This gives the finished rug a special patina and a certain unevenness of colour that becomes a fundamental decorative element. These rugs are known by different names on the European market, names that are often related to the type of pattern or materials used. The great success of these rugs can be ascribed to the beautiful designs and elegant, muted and harmonious colours that make them suited to a great variety of t varied interior decorating schemes from the classical to the most modern and trendy.