These double-wefted coarsely woven rugs are produced in the Arak district of Iran. Mahal weavers have no distinctive traditional patterns, so they take their designs from other areas. The most common is a large-scale, all over, floral pattern or a medallion, but repeating patterns (such as Herati) are also used. The border is usually a simple one made up of three bands.
Mahal rugs are woven in interesting shades of red and blue, with rather coarse knotting. The finished rugs are quite soft and supple. They are available in sizes from 12 by 9 to 18 by 12 feet.