Antique Persian Mahal Rug
Dramatic transitions from a muted rust to salmon and copper tones add distinction to its wonderfully understated all-over pattern. The main border is just as charismatic, with equally masterful colour shifts among the hues of blue, shades of green and blush tones. This antique Mahal and its remarkably refined weave amplify the rhythmic botanical pattern and great detail throughout the entire composition. The city of Mahallat, which is between the cities of Arak and Dilijan, is not only famous for rugs and carpets but its history, exploring this world revealing ancient traditions and secrets passed down for thousands of years from generation to generation. Persian Mahal rugs have become perhaps the most desirable among Persian village weavings, as they appeal strongly to both connoisseurs and interior designers. Many Mahals are recognized with their all-over motifs such as the Herati and the Mina Khani, while others present the accessible medallion format, often seen in other Persian carpet styles. Classic Mahal antique carpets are favoured by many for their originality and inspired artistry and have forged an important niche in today’s interior design market for their versatility with the finest interiors and other works of art.