Out of all the different types of Persian rug designs…
The Herati pattern (or repeating pattern) is one of the most popular.
Loved by experts and rug enthusiasts alike…
Why It’s Called “Mahi”
Rugs with a Herati pattern usually have a flower or rosette in the middle — set within a diamond.
Surrounding the diamond are curving leaves & flowers…
All neatly woven side-by-side, in just the right position…
Creating the effect of a synchronous school of fish, glistening and gliding in the water.
In fact, the weavers who created this pattern, thought it looked so much like little fish, they gave the pattern a nickname:
“Mahi”, which means fish in Farsi (the language of Perisa).
As a result, these little fish shapes create a magnificent geometric, all over pattern.
Which are a real sight to behold, especially if you enjoy repeating patterns and incredible attention to detail in your rugs.
Even better, if you like your rugs antique and hard to find.
Beautiful Features Of This Rug
The look and feel of this rug exudes character and charm.
- The border pattern is woven in the old world style and rare.
- The rust colors throughout make every detail of the design stand out.
- And the colors: blue, green, cream, & dark blue are classy, vibrant and sophisticated, plus completely natural vegetable dyes.
Making this rug quite the showpiece.
Notice the alternating patterns and flowers set within the cream lines…
It might seem like a rug like this, is having an identity crisis.
Known as a Herati Rug, Mahi Rug, Geometric rug or Allover rug…
There is a simple explanation.
You see, Geometric and Allover, are ways in which to describe the pattern on this type of rug.
Herati is the origin of where these types of rugs originally started. (In old world Perisa, modern day Afghanistan).
And Mahi, is just a term of endearment, industry speak or local way of describing such rugs.
9’11” x 12’9″
Aged (60-70 years)
Beige, Blue, Green, Red
Approx. 289 KPSI
Excellent & Washed (Like New)
High Pile 1/2"-5/8"
858 Days 7722 Hours
One-of-a-kind (Only 1 in stock)
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