It is not totally clear where the name Mahal comes from. There is no basic difference in weave between Mahal and Meshkabad. The difference is one of quality and materials. Mahal is finer. The carpet is denser, somewhat thicker in pile and better finished.

Designs are more varied and more accurately executed. The principal areas of the Mahal carpets are Farahan and Dulakhor.

Mahals are produced in villages only.