Woven in the city of Mahl, west of Arak, the Persian Mahal rug is often mistaken for the Sultanabad. Rugs woven in Mahal often included larger scale patterns, but tend to have a coarser weave than some its Persian counterparts. These rugs were originally designed to appeal to Western consumers, hence the larger scale design and similarity to the Sultanabad. The patterns are neither floral or geometric, which distinguishes them from other Persian rugs in the region and contributes to the uniqueness of their weaving history.
This contemporary Mahal explores a variety of contacted medallion shapes with each of the four corners displaying alternative motifs in a in a brighter color combination. The exploration of the variety of motif styles and shapes contribute to the multilayered boldness of this Persian beauty.