Antique Persian Malayer Rug, Origin: Persia, Circa: Turn of the 20th Century (around 1900) – Here is an exceptional and impeccably designed antique rug – an antique Malayer carpet that was hand woven in Persia around the turn of the twentieth century. Generally speaking, antique Malayer rugs and carpets from Persia are among the more intriguing examples, Knotted with Turkish knots of midnight blue and Parisian gold, this Malayer exhibits the value of symmetry in 19th century Persia. Encompassing a wide range of design styles, this rug follows the traditional prayer rug design, but features a number of Turkish-influenced elements as well. The color blue was in common use by the 19th century in Persia, which is reflected in its deep washes of midnight blue and ultramarine. A booming indigo dye market in India provided regional craft-makers with a wide range of new colors to use in their craft. A beautifully woven and exciting antique Persian rug, this turn of the century antique Persian Malayer rug is an exciting example that is sure to enhance the standing of any interior space.