Antique wide runner № 59448 Mahal, ca. 1920 Iran 17.7 x 6.4 feet
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||Mahal, ca. 1920
|Country of Origin:
||17.7 x 6.4 ft
||geometric / medallion
This is a unique handmade / hand-knotted / traditional oriental carpet
The pile of this carpet is made of wool
This carpet is in good condition despite its age
More about the provenance Mahal, ca. 1920 | Iran
Mahal is located in West Iran, belongs to the carpet region of Arak. Mahal rugs are woven in the stile of Farahan rugs (also called Feraghan). Due to their high quality of wool they are considered to be very reliable and longlasting.
This Mahal, ca. 1920 has a "Herati" or "Mahi" design (has its origin in Herat, ca. 16th century, short for "Mahi to Hos" meaning "fish in the pond"). A rosette is surrounded by a rhombus which is again surrounded by four bent leaves. The name "Mahi" meaning "fish" was given to this design because the leaves resemble swimming fish.