Medium Size Orange Ardabil Persian Oriental Area Rug 6x9 Wool - $ 1236.58 Ardabil is a city near the coast of the Caspian Sea, and is probably responsible for one of the oldest and most famous carpets in existence today, the 34' x 17' masterpiece housed in the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Ardabil rugs usually have the famous Mahi (Herati) design, with a diamond medallion and small fish throughout. An allover pattern is sometimes seen in an Ardabil. Usually their weavers will incorporate a lot of silk into the woolen pile to accentuate some highlights in the pattern. Some modern Ardabils have started to migrate from the traditional Herati pattern to bolder geometric patterns. In addition to the usual beiges, rusts and blues, many up-to-the-minute colors can be observed in the newer Ardabils, such as a turquoise and purple.