206 x103cm (6'9 x 3'5)
A great Fine Afghan Ziegler runner. Love the deeper berry red colour in the border and its use in the decoration.
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Many people are curious about the William Morris connection, Ziegler worked collaboratively with William Morris taking his designs into Iran (formerly Persia) and securing weavers in Tabriz and Sultanabad to produce fine examples of traditionally made carpets that were specifically produced for the export market into booming Victorian Britain. The processes used were developed not only at the weaving stage more crucially extending into the finishing process, more particularly the herbal washes used. At the time the fashion was to experiment and the early Ziegler designs were quite different from other traditional rugs and carpets of this period. The Oriental rug trade had not been used in this way before and in many ways, the pioneering techniques used by Ziegler & Co have been part of the inspiration behind some of the newly designed pieces from Afghan weavers designs like the Samarkand and Mamluks.
The final process after the carpets have been hand-knotted, is to herbal wash them with gallons of flowing water (literally thrown bucket by bucket), whilst the carpet is scrubbed with brushes which have tough bristles enabling surplus dyes to be removed making them much lighter in colour. The scrubbing also makes the carpet look slightly older or even as some people refer to describe it as an 'antique look'. The different Mordant used to wash and fix the dyes also affect the colouration of the original vegetable dyes.
We recommend the use of an underlay with this product:
206 x103cm (6'9 x 3'5)
- Pile: 100% Wool
- Vacuum using suction only Please do not vacuum fringes
- We recommend an underlay to prolong the life of your rug and to protect against possible dye transfer.
- Spot Cleaning:
- Blot spills with absorbent cloths, do not rub or use detergent cleaning products. Spot clean with minimal liquid using soap-based products, preferably using the froth or lather.
- Full Clean:
- Specialist Cleaning only.
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