Antique Mahal carpet, Mustafi design
Antique Mahal carpet, Mustafi design

Antique Mahal carpet, Mustafi design

c. 1910 Persia

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A beautifully elegant large antique Mahal carpet with a scrolling Mustafi design woven in Persia around circa 1900-1910.  The design is famous due to the Persian prime minister during the late 19th Century commissioned artisans to create a scrolling spiralling version of the 'Gol Farang' (which is a foreign flower; inspired by French and English florals) pattern that was immensely popular at the time.     As Ziegler & Co had inspired and created decorative floral carpets being woven in Sultanabad in the late 19th century other workshops locally followed suit and these designs were made in competition.

We love to help customers and interior designers source the ideal carpet for a room, if this beautiful antique Mahal carpet is of interest to you please email us to arrange a time to view it in-situ or in our showroom in Crondall, Surrey.  We travel all over London the UK & Europe showing our carpets in situ.

Mahal carpets were produced in Sultanabad, Persia which is now Arak in the center of Iran. Mahal and Sultanabad rugs were made in the same area as the earliest Fereghans and Sarouks, but they are very different in form and structure. Floral motifs and overall designs of vine scrolls and palmettes remain consistent with the influences of western color palettes and are all characteristics of Ziegler carpets.
The condition is very good for its age with a strong wool pile and good saturation to the natural dyes that have been used.  There are some old areas of restoration which have been done very well.  Overall the pile is high throughout the carpet and it is a very durable, decorative large carpet ideal for a drawing room or under a dining table.
Dimensions
Height 710.00 cm (279.53 inches)
Width 410.00 cm (161.42 inches)
Stock Code
6036
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Farnham Antique Carpets
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Crondall, Surrey
GU10 5QQ
United Kingdom

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