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Antique Mahal carpet

Circa 1910
520 × 310 cm 17’ x 10’2”


An unusual ‘Sunburst’ design on this warm coloured interesting oversize antique Mahal carpet woven on a soft red background colour.  This design we often see on Caucasian rugs such as Zejwa or Chelaberd rugs, it is rarer 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 pale greys.

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 The border of deep blue indigo balances the composition really well and adds warmth to the carpet.  In great condition all over, the soft wool pile is in very good order this is a very durable decorative antique carpet ideal for many rooms.

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, into the countryside and all over the UK & Europe showing our carpets in customers homes.

Mahal carpets were produced in Sultanabad, Persia which is now Arak in the center 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 vine scrolls and palmettes remain consistent with the influences of western color palettes and are all characteristics of Ziegler carpets.

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