Beautiful Decorative Antique Persian Malayer Runner Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Antique Persian Rugs; Circa Date: 1920 – This gorgeous shabby chic Malayer rug is the perfect antique for contemporary spaces. Its colors have mellowed to reveal their softer side. Time has transitioned the brilliant blues and reds to soft grays with an earthy feel. Malayer rugs are from Northwestern Persia, which is an area with both formal city workshops and smaller, remote village artisans. The unique traditions and designs of the area reflect the diversity in local customs and weaving traditions in the area.
Some Malayer rugs have the distinctive hallmarks of a rug carefully designed and laid out by skilled, trained weavers in the formal workshops. Others have a more spontaneous character and show the unique design choices of the weaver as they went along. Sometimes, they seem to be a little of both, as village weavers living close to urban areas seemed to pick up some of the formal techniques and incorporate them into their own works. This carpet seems to have the formal layout of a city carpet, but it is not executed with the precision that you typically see from them. This allows it to retain its organic tribal character.
This would be the perfect rug for a Boho chic room where it would add texture and a vintage feel to the space. The colors are soft enough that they could be used to add color to a neutral palette. The reds are rich and spicy, and the blues are reminiscent of sky and water. The piece has an overall earthy feel that will give the room a nature-inspired ambiance. This rug would pair nicely with natural materials such as wood grains and natural baskets. It begs to be in a cozy room with lots of pillows for the perfect weekend retreat.
This is a versatile antique rug that has a vintage feel. The colors are subdued and softly transition from one to the next, creating a natural gradient effect of neutral tones. It has a feeling that is casual and relaxed, setting the mood for a space that is soft and serene.