West Central Persian
9' 1" x 11' 4" (277cm x 345cm) Late 19th Century
Price upon request, 20% incentive applies
MAHAL, West Central Persian
9' 1" x 11' 4"
277cm x 345cm
Late 19th Century
(Connoisseur-Caliber) ("New Arrivals Gallery")This abundantly creative room-size carpet is rife with dynamic whimsey, overscale botanical drawing, and an irrepressible spirit. A cobalt blue field silhouettes roses, palmettes, a starflower, and other flower heads, each individually expressed, and all connected by vinery. The main border pattern of alternating starflowers and palmettes, set on a soft persimmon red base, colorfully provides a consistent rhythm that encircles the animated field. A distinctively informal off-shoot of the Sultanabad tradition, the best 19th-century Mahals such as this offer enchanting color palettes. For a décor that needs vigor and a sense of whimsy, this singular 130-140-year-old carpet with good pile condition offers great inspiration as the foundation for a distinctive space. Learn About This Rug Type