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Antique Mahal carpet

Circa 1900
460 × 352 cm 15’1” x 11’6”


An extremely attractive antique Mahal carpet dating from 1890-1900, in lovely original condition, with a rare soft palette of dyes.  The all over muted lattice design is used in the main field of this antique carpet, with delicate small leaves and flowers.  A soft muted red is used for the main border, with a flowing 16th century pattern known as the Herati design.

The background colour is a rare soft grey with purple hues, as there is a variety of dyes which were used to create this colour over 100 years ago.  A very decorative carpet in brilliant condition, we can see some creases on the image unfortunately, but once the carpet is laid flat and supplied with underlay these shall all smooth out.   Woven in Sultanabad, Persia, where the famous antique Ziegler carpets reside from, these pretty Mahal carpets used similar soft wool and excellent natural dyes to create carpets for the Western market.

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 you. Or please book in a visit to our barn showroom in Crondall, Surrey we would love to welcome you here and show you lots of our carpets and rugs soon.

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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 Fereghans and Sarouks, but they are very different in form and structure. Floral motifs and overall designs of vinescrolls and palmettes remain consistent with the influences of western colour palettes and are all characteristics of Ziegler carpets.

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.

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