Title: Persian Mahal Carpet
Size: 3.90×2.88m / 12’10″x9’5″
Origin: Mahal, north-west Persia (Iran).
Material: Wool pile, cotton warp and weft.
Colours and Design: Terracotta field with blue medallion and border. Curvilinear, medallion style.
Condition/Age: Full pile. 10-20 years old.
The production of rugs from the towns and villages surrounding Arak (formerly Sultanabad) represent an important group in the historical development of Persian rugs.
Arak is located in west Iran, south-east of Hamadan. As an area, rugs and carpets from the Arak region can be quite variable with the coarsest from the town of Mahal and the finest from Sarouk.
This Mahal carpet has fantastic country house colours and a traditional medallion design.
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