Spectacular Antique Persian Mishan Malayer Rug, Rug Type / Country of Origin: Persian Rugs, Circa Date: 1900 – This magnificent Mishan Malayer rug from around the turn of the century is a rare find. Collectors and designers love the tribal character and beautiful colors of Malayer carpets. However, Mishan Malayers are a special class that stands out as the perfect choice for a formal setting. Mishan Malayers are known for their brilliant and lively use of traditional colors and clearly defined patterns.
Mishan Malayers are known for their fine weave that allows for a high level of detail. They also used a better grade of wool that makes them durable and long-lived. This is one reason why they are a favorite among collectors. Many antique Mishan Malayers have held up well over time and are still as vibrant and beautiful as the day they were made.
This antique carpet has striking colors against high-contrast backgrounds. This makes the motifs stand out with clarity. The pile is cut short to help enhance the crispness of the details. The rug has an all over repeating design that uses two distinct patterns in the field. Both of the patterns are a variation on the herati, or fish design. This symbol represents water and its importance to life. Graceful sickle leaves add direction and motion to the piece.
The placement of colors with the darkest background in the middle, the mid-tone reds surrounding it, and the lighter ivory background in the border give the carpet the illusion of depth. The colors are rich and intense. The design is carried out with the precision that you usually see in a city carpet, which were often created on commission. This is a gorgeous piece that will add a sophisticated and majestic quality to the room. It is the perfect piece for a formal room, but its tribal designs and vibrant colors would also make it perfect for a Boho chic room, too.
Persian rugs are once again finding their way into contemporary designs as the centerpiece of the room. This carpet makes the perfect addition to a modern space with a formal ambiance. It will add an element of classic elegance to any space and would make an excellent addition to any collection.