The name “Mahal” derives from a village known as Mahallat in the Arak region of Iran.
The sophisticated and quirky design of these rugs is what separates them from the rest. They are highly decorative when it comes to aesthetic appeal.
These rugs can be found in the Herati style, which is the “diamond and curling leaf” pattern, or the Harshang, which features a stylized dragon and flower blossom motif. They may also showcase the Mina Khani, known as a “repeated flower head” design, or an interesting blend of all three motifs.
Typically, Persian Mahal rugs will have these patterns woven into the entirety of the rug in rich earth tones and muted colors.