Persian Mahal Rug 418 x 381cm


Specifications
Rug no

302366

Size in cm

418 x 381

Size in feet

13.7 x 12.4

Composition

100% Wool pile based on cotton foundation

Condition & Age

Perfect, full pile

Origin

Hand woven in Iran

Number of Knots

Approx 160,000 Knots in 1sq meter

About the piece

The Persian carpet is an essential part of Persian art and culture. Carpet-weaving is undoubtedly one of the most distinguished manifestations of Persian culture and art, and dates back to ancient Persia.

Iran is also the world’s largest producer and exporter of handmade carpets, producing three quarters of the world’s total output.

The art of carpet weaving existed in Iran in ancient times, according to evidence such as the 2500-year-old Pazyryk carpet, dating back to 500 B.C., during the Achaemenid period.

Wool is the most common material for carpets but cotton is frequently used for the foundation of city and workshop carpets. There are a wide variety in types of wool used for weaving.

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