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Antique Mahal carpet

Circa 1900
410 × 330 cm 13’5” x 10’9”


An antique Mahal carpet dating from the early 20th century, with wonderful natural and vibrant dyes.  The pale blues, greens and yellows give this antique carpet a joyful feel, the golden yellow border being a particular highlight, a rare border colour too.  More often they would have used a dark blue dye for the border. Professionally cleaned and in original order it is ready to use on the floor.

Not having a central medallion makes this an easy antique carpet to place in a variety of rooms. Woven around circa 1900, the colours have faded beautifully, these decorative carpets from Northern Persia are full of charm and suit country houses to London apartments.  In general the order and condition is extremely good, some minimal areas of lower pile are apparent and could be improved upon by our restoration workshop if required.  We love the lived in look of this antique piece though and with our strong underlay it allows it to be used every day for another 100 years!

Please request a home visit to see this antique Mahal carpet in-situ, you can select a convenient day and time for us to visit your home from our website. Or please feel free to book in a visit to our barn showroom in Crondall, Surrey we would love to welcome you here soon.

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We offer the professional service of viewing any of our carpets & rugs in-situ in London, Surrey, Hampshire,  and anywhere else in UK by appointment. Having travelled to Ireland, Scotland and even Europe over the last 30 years we love to travel showing our carpets to customers and interior designers.

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 Fereghan’s and Sarouk’s, but they are very different in form and structure. More of a cottage industry, they used soft wool with a looser weaver and colourful natural dyes.  With stylised floral motifs and overall designs of vine-scrolls and palmettes remain consistent with the influences of western colour palettes and are all characteristics of famous antique Ziegler carpets.

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