The design of this rug originates from the Iranian region of Mahal, known for its beautiful and innovative rug designs. Village weavers of Mahal continue weaving beautiful carpets to this day using their traditonal methods and style. The process of making a rug includes cleaning, washing and dyeing the wool which is sourced from local villages. This particular rug was woven in the 1960s.
Herat Oriental works with over 2,000 village weavers to create beautiful, authentic, handmade rugs. The majority of the weavers are women, who live in the villages of Afghanistan, Pakistan, Persia and India. As we grow, we are able to create more jobs for female weavers who otherwise would not have the opportunity to do so. The community also thrives from rug weaving as the local farmers benefit from wool sales, and the local artisans create natural and vegetable dyes for the weavers to use in their designs. Due to the handmade nature of our rugs, the size may vary from as advertised by 3-4 inches. Regular vacuuming and annual professional cleaning will keep your rug looking new for years to come.