Lot 5091

Antique Persian Mahal Rug - No Reserve 6 ft 10 in x 4 ft 4 in (2.08 m x 1.32 m)

Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000

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$0 $10
$100 $100
$1,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$20,000 $2,000
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000
Antique Persian Mahal Rug, Country of Origin: Persia, Circa Date: 1920

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In this particular small scatter size antique Persian Mahal rug, the simple decorative color palette allows the viewer to browse through the piece at their leisure. There are many flowing floral elements and beautiful curling vines, establishing a whimsical natural motif that conveys feelings of tranquility. Complicated arrangements define the space at the field surrounding the very heart of the antique Persian Mahal rug, creating thematic unity throughout.

Antique Persian Mahal carpets are elegant masterpieces, first developed during the 19th century and are woven up to the current day. These striking Persian rugs quickly rose in popularity through the decades, attracting the attention of both dedicated connoisseurs and experienced interior designers for their vibrant designs and strong use of flowing shapes. Folk art and similar weaving designs are often used in these Persian Mahal rugs, creating a more personal feeling throughout the carpets. They are often highly aesthetic, with numerous whimsical shapes and movements throughout that are meant to capture the viewer’s attention and lead their eyes from one section of the piece to the next.

The colors chosen for these beautiful Persian Mahal rugs may vary, though primary palettes are often vibrant and warm to create a more comfortable and inviting feeling within the piece itself. It is not uncommon for some Mahal rugs to feature only two colors in order to create a desirable inter-connectivity between the various points of contrast. Other Mahal rugs may have a more complex color palette in order to better grab the viewer’s attention and create more numerous landmarks throughout.


Overall good condition. The pile is low and even . The two ends are complete and secured. The two sides are secured. This lot is clean and floor ready. Please contact our rug experts at auction@nazmiyal.com or call us for any questions you may have at 212.545.8029.

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