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Antique Mahal carpet

Circa 1900
510 × 300 cm 16’8” x 9’10”


A wonderful ‘Sunburst’ design on this soft toned and interesting antique Mahal carpet woven on a soft pink to terracotta background.  This design we often see on Caucasian rugs such as Zejwa or Chelaberd rugs, it is rare to see it on a large scale on a Persian antique carpet.

It works extremely well as a large geometric design and the variation of beautiful colours from oranges, reds, greens and blues to yellows and off white stone colours.  The border of deep blue indigo balances the composition really well and adds warmth to the carpet.  Condition is fairly good,  with a finer weave than most Mahal carpets, some areas of lower pile are apparent and scattered in places. This carpet has already been used on a floor for over 100 years and is showing some wear. Supplied with our excellent underlay this would add body and stop the carpet from moving on the floor, it also aids wear, as most wear comes from movement.

We love to help customers and interior designers source the ideal carpet for a room, if this beautiful antique Mahal carpet is of interest to you please request a home visit to arrange a time to view it in-situ.  We travel all over London and the UK & Europe showing our carpets in customers homes, a free, professional, no obligation service we have offered since 1990.


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Mahal carpets were produced in Sultanabad, Persia which is now Arak in the centre of Iran. Mahal and Sultanabad rugs were made in the same area as the earliest Farahan and Sarouk, but they are very different in form and structure. Floral motifs and overall designs of vine scrolls and palmettes remain consistent with the influences of western color palettes and are all characteristics of Ziegler carpets.

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