Antique Long and Narrow Persian Malayer Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Persian Rugs, Circa Date: First Quarter of the 20th century, around – 1920 — Soothing Earth-toned hues highlight the complex symmetry of this antique Malayer rug. Peaches, pinks, delicate blues and autumn browns, neutral greens and antique creams flow across the pale expanse of the carpet. Delicate florals define the piece. Playful ribbons of pale blue cut paths through the pattern, a symbolic river to water the flowers. These intermittent veins provide a gentle contrast to the myriad blooms and their attendant greenery, mild color complementing the soft flower hues. The lovely color scheme emphasizes the distinctive pattern, affirming its singular design. The intricate symmetry imbues this unique antique rug with a striking, delicate loveliness.