In general the condition is very good indeed, with a soft pile which is present all over this subtle antique carpet. Please view the main image and close up images to see the condition clearly. Structurally it is a strong antique carpet over 100 years old, and supplied with our durable rug underlay it would preserve it for another 100 years. The rug underlay will add more body and keep the carpet safe and secure on the floor.
Woven in Sultanabad, Persia in the late 19th century, Mahal carpets were all hand-produced using soft wool and natural dyes. Designs consist of all over patterns, the Mahi or Herati pattern and can look similar to Farahan and Sarouk rugs, but they are very different in form and structure. Mahal are neighbours to Heriz carpets, designs though are very different, as Heriz are more geometric in style whereas Mahal carpets are generally more open and floral in design and curvilinear.