Beautiful Tribal Antique Shabby Chic Antique Malayer Rug, Country Of Origin / Rug Type: Persian Rugs, Circa Date: Late 19th Century – Flowing tribal shapes and rich, earthy colors, define Malayer rugs. This shabby chic masterpiece features plenty of both, and viewers are treated to elegant pathways that lead from one point of interest to the next. The thickest border seems to jump out to greet the viewer, featuring a complex collection of flowing vines and stems within the foreground. Powder blue, pomegranate red and coffee brown all come together to stand out against the soft yellow background of this beautiful antique Persian rug. The thicker border leads to two thinner ones, each elegantly presented with sandy colors and flowing motifs, reminiscent of warm desert winds. Beyond the borders, at the heart of the antique rug, are several repeating patterns of fronds and vines, each intertwining with the other to create a vibrant latticework. Between each floral element is shadowy negative space, resulting in interchangeable points of focus for the viewer to enjoy.