Sultanabad Rugs & Carpets

Persian rugs from the town of Sultanabad are located in the northwest province of Arak. It is the administrative center for the area. The province is dry, but it supplies much of the wheat for Tehran and other cities to the east. The town has no long-standing rug weaving tradition and nothing was woven there before about 1870. Production for export began under the auspices of the Persian Tabriz carpet merchants who were looking for a city that would cost them less in overhead for the weaving of room size carpets.

In 1883 the British-Swiss firm, Ziegler and Co. of Manchester, established an office in the town. Ziegler sold English textile goods to the Persian market and remitted the proceeds by means of Russian gold coins to Russia and then by normal banking connections to London. This process was cumbersome at best and the coins were liable to be stolen by highway robbers while in transit. A better way was suggested by a Ziegler staff member, Oscar Strauss: buy carpets with the sale proceeds and send them to the UK where they could be sold at an additional profit. [...]

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14 ft. 10 in. x 21 ft. 7 in.
4.52 m x 6.58 m
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No. 24727
Persia, Circa 1890
15 ft. 1 in. x 20 ft.
4.60 m x 6.10 m
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No. 23882
Persia, Circa 1890
15 ft. 6 in. x 19 ft. 2 in.
4.72 m x 5.84 m
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No. 11471
Persia, Circa 1900
10 ft. 3 in. x 15 ft. 4 in.
3.12 m x 4.67 m
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No. 26014
Persia, Circa 1900
14 ft. 8 in. x 17 ft. 7 in.
4.47 m x 5.36 m
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13 ft. 11 in. x 20 ft. 8 in.
4.24 m x 6.30 m
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14 ft. 4 in. x 18 ft. 5 in.
4.37 m x 5.61 m
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No. 24399
Persia, 1900
12 ft. x 15 ft. 4 in.
3.66 m x 4.67 m
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19 ft. 11 in. x 23 ft. 10 in.
6.07 m x 7.26 m
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13 ft. 1 in. x 13 ft. 7 in.
3.99 m x 4.14 m
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No. 25051
Persia, Circa 1900
16 ft. 8 in. x 20 ft. 2 in.
5.08 m x 6.15 m
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13 ft. 7 in. x 17 ft. 7 in.
4.14 m x 5.36 m
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No. 24751
Persia, Circa 1900
14 ft. 4 in. x 16 ft. 9 in.
4.37 m x 5.11 m
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16 ft. 3 in. x 23 ft. 8 in.
4.95 m x 7.21 m
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No. 20872
Persia, 1895
12 ft. x 17 ft. 11 in.
3.66 m x 5.46 m
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6 ft. x 7 ft. 1 in.
1.83 m x 2.16 m
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8 ft. 8 in. x 10 ft. 4 in.
2.64 m x 3.15 m
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12 ft. 2 in. x 17 ft. 2 in.
3.71 m x 5.23 m
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13 ft. 2 in. x 19 ft. 9 in.
4.01 m x 6.02 m
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13 ft. 3 in. x 15 ft. 9 in.
4.04 m x 4.80 m
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11 ft. 9 in. x 19 ft. 8 in.
3.58 m x 5.99 m
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No. 17055
Persia, 1905
5 ft. x 8 ft. 4 in.
1.52 m x 2.54 m
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No. 16864
Persia, 1895
13 ft. 2 in. x 17 ft. 8 in.
4.01 m x 5.38 m
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No. 16722
Persia, 1905
16 ft. 3 in. x 29 ft. 5 in.
4.95 m x 8.97 m
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8 ft. 11 in. x 11 ft. 8 in.
2.72 m x 3.56 m
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13 ft. 4 in. x 18 ft. 7 in.
4.06 m x 5.66 m
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12 ft. 7 in. x 15 ft. 7 in.
3.84 m x 4.75 m
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10 ft. 2 in. x 14 ft.
3.10 m x 4.27 m
$28,000
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11 ft. 4 in. x 13 ft. 3 in.
3.45 m x 4.04 m
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12 ft. 7 in. x 23 ft. 8 in.
3.84 m x 7.21 m
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