Decorative Light Blue Antique Persian Malayer Gallery Size Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Antique Persian Rug; Circa Date: 1920 – This magnificent antique gallery size Malayer rug features a gorgeous blue background with stylized Herati motifs throughout. Malayer is a city that is located between the carpet weaving centers of Hamadan and Arak in Northwestern Persia. Rugs from Malayer often use traditional Persian motifs, but they recreate them in a way that is unique, and that has an abstract quality. This rug is unique for its size. Many of the rugs from the area were smaller, and larger pieces such as this one are rare.
Larger rugs were woven on a family level, with all members of the family working together to create the work. Larger pieces were most often woven on commission. Carpets from this area are typically an all-over pattern. Another unique feature of Malayer rugs is the use of a deep blue background in the field. This is another feature that sets Malayer carpets apart and gives them a soft and composed feel. This carpet is finely woven and has a high level of detail, demonstrating the skill of the weavers.
This carpet has a shabby chic look, and it also has a rich elegance for which Malayer rugs are known. It would be the perfect addition to a long dining hall or other formal settings. Malayer carpets are known for their intricate borders and beautiful colors. This one is reminiscent of the formal reflecting pools and water features that once graced the entrances of formal palaces and estates. It has a sophisticated and refined feel, but it still has the tribal charm of a village carpet.
Oriental rugs are finding their way into many contemporary styles, including Scandinavian modern, where they add a vintage feel. They are also finding their way into rooms with a more modern aesthetic, including adding a touch of and focal point in a white on white palette where they create a warm and inviting look. This carpet would make the perfect addition to a formal room where it will add a vintage, timeless feel. It has a global character that looks well-traveled. The softened colors of this carpet create an atmosphere that is soothing and serene. It is the perfect foundation for any space that needs a touch of elegance and charm.