The rug is a stunning composition of technique, craftsmanship and design. The natural wool adds not only years to the rug, but also provides dirt-repellent qualities and thermal insulation. The main field comprising highly stylized floral and botanical elements is encompassed by a handsome multi-band border with a bold pattern in the main border. The design of the border complements the inner field and adds gentle grandeur to the artful composition of the rug. This rug is primed to add visual glamor and class to its surroundings. Its soft texture and timeless design make it ideal to enhance any space where it is placed. Story Behind the Art: Mahal rugs are produced in the area around the city of Arak, which has a history of rug weaving dating back to the mid-17th Century. The city was originally founded in 1808 as Sultanabad and later in 1930 was renamed to the city of Arak. The design of Mahals tend to be more closely associated to those of Heriz or Serapi due to their magnificent graphic character of the designs. That said, the line work of Mahals is more curvilinear and classical while they do maintain a more casual and tribal feel. Traditional Color palettes found on Mahal rugs include subtle neutrals, vibrant reds and clear blues that create a regal Western appearance. Unique Color combinations, such as tourmaline pink paired with oxidized green, are also found on Mahal rugs that highlights their tendency to reinvent the traditional.