Persian Rugs: The Elusive Ziegler Mahal Rug

Zieglers rugs are … well, they’re the really great-looking old Mahals that were woven by the Ziegler Company and that sell for big bucks at auction — up to 60, 80, $90,000. And, of course, Zieglers are also the new rugs that go by the same name and that are knock-offs of old Ziegler carpets. Right?

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Persian Rugs: The Rugs and Carpets of Iran

Persian rugs: A guided tour through the crop of new Persian rugs (true Persian rugs are made in Iran) into the U.S. market now that trade barriers have fallen.

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Gabbeh Rugs: The Persian Gabbeh Rug

Gabbeh rugs: the term “gabbeh rugs” means rugs that are from southern Iran, are woven by tribal and village people, are dense rugs with heavy body…

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Persian Rugs: A Last Chance?

Persian Bidjar, 3’8″ x 5’8″ This piece is a good example of the striking originality of many Persian carpets. The US is expanding its embargo of Iranian goods to include Oriental carpets! After September 30th, no new Persian rugs may be brought into the US. (In the world of Oriental rugs, Persian rug refers solely […]

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Persian Rugs: Sarouk Rugs and Carpets

A Sarouk is a type of Persian rug originally woven in the Arak weaving district of Iran in the late 19th and early 20th century.

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