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Antique Persian Mahal area rug


Dimensions: 9'6" x 12'8"

Colors: brick red, sky, taupe, ivory

Material: Wool & cotton

Pile: Low

This piece has been professionally cleaned and repaired.* Eligible for return within 48 hours of delivery. 15% restocking fee 

Notes on Mahal region rugs: The Persian Mahal rug is a distinct and exquisite type of Persian rug that originates from the Mahallat region in Iran. Known for its exceptional craftsmanship and intricate designs, the Mahal rug has earned a reputation for its beauty and durability.

Design and Patterns:
Persian Mahal rugs often feature elaborate floral patterns, geometric motifs, and intricate medallions. The designs are meticulously hand-knotted with great attention to detail, showcasing the weaver's skill and artistic sensibility. These rugs often incorporate a rich color palette, with deep reds, blues, greens, and golds being prominent.

Traditional Mahal rugs are crafted using high-quality materials, typically wool or a combination of wool and cotton. The wool used is often of premium quality, contributing to the rug's resilience and longevity. The use of natural dyes further enhances the richness and depth of the colors.

One of the distinctive features of Persian Mahal rugs is their dense pile, which adds to their plush and luxurious feel. The rugs are hand-knotted, a time-consuming and intricate process that involves tying individual knots to create the intricate patterns. The density of the knots contributes to the rug's durability and ability to withstand foot traffic.

Size and Shape:
Mahal rugs come in various sizes, catering to different preferences and room dimensions. Common shapes include rectangular and square, though you can also find Mahal rugs in runner and round shapes. The versatility in size and shape makes it easier for these rugs to complement different interior spaces.

Cultural Significance:
The Mahal region has a long and storied tradition of rug weaving, and the Persian Mahal rug is a testament to this heritage. These rugs often incorporate cultural and symbolic elements, reflecting the artistic traditions and storytelling of the region.

Care and Maintenance:
To preserve the beauty of a Persian Mahal rug, regular care is essential. Vacuuming regularly, rotating the rug to ensure even wear, and seeking professional cleaning when necessary are recommended practices.

Natural Dyes:

Traditional Mahal rugs are renowned for their use of natural dyes derived from plants, insects, and minerals. This not only produces a harmonious color palette but also ensures that the rug ages gracefully, developing a beautiful patina over time.

In summary, the Persian Mahal rug is a masterpiece of Persian craftsmanship, characterized by intricate designs, premium materials, and a rich cultural heritage. It serves not only as a functional floor covering but also as a work of art that adds warmth and sophistication to any living space.

Disclaimer: This is a hand made, one of a kind vintage item. It is common for slight variations in wear, color and dimensions to occur. Depending on the lighting in your home and the light display setting on the device you're using, the colors of our rugs may look slightly different in your home. 



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