Antique Persian Malayer Rug, Origin: Persia, Circa: Late 19th Century – This superb antique Malayer rug embodies the elegance and sophistication of minimalist designs. The expansive, uncluttered field is the star of the grand composition. This broad open space showcases an exquisite natural abrash created by variations in the fibers and mordant absorption. Rich olive tones, loden greens and soft browns are intermingled in a beautiful striated pattern. The grounded earth-tone field is surrounded by fiery vermillion borders and branching ladder motifs said to symbolize the Tree of Life and spiritual ascension. The elegant reciprocating borders feature dazzling butterfly-like wings that have a decidedly botanical appearance. Vermilion and powder blue details contrast the buff green field beautifully while emphasizing its nuanced color variations and rich patina. This distinctive antique Persian carpet has an unexpectedly minimalist composition ideal for traditional or modern interiors.