Breathtaking Oversized Antique Persian Malayer Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Persian Rug, Circa Date: 1920 – Bring life to your room with this striking, beautiful, unique rug. The antique Persian Malayer rugs are known for having colors and patterns that are diverse and captivating. The designs and symbols of this amazing Persian rugs tend to be more geometric than floral when rendered. The hallmark of Persian antique Malayer rugs is their attention to detail in their exquisite borders, which rivals the dazzling patterns within the fields.
The antique rugs from Malayer are some of the best village feel Persian carpets with many featuring lustrous, resilient wool and subtle, mesmerizing patterns. Malayer rugs were mostly woven using the “Ghiordes“, or symmetrical rug knot. When woven with more intricate patterns, like the mahi fish design in the piece, it is common for the wool pile to be quite short to emphasize the clarity and detail of the design.
The antique Persian Malayer rugs are among the most distinctive weavings of Persia. Their designs include a range of looks and approaches. You can expect to see everything in these magnificent rugs – from medallions to allover and ranging in color from soft neutrals to rich jewel tones. The highly skilled Persian rug weavers in the region put together a dazzling collection of carpet patterns, ranging from motifs covering the entire carpet to lozenge-shaped medallions set against monochromatic grounds.
Malayer rugs are endlessly fascinating due to their abundance of motifs, colors and range of area rug sizes. This specific Malayer in an oversized rug which points to the fact that it was more than likely a custom ordered area rug from over 100 years ago.
If you need an larger size area rug, especially if you love the old herati fish design rugs, this antique Persian Malayer carpet, with its soft earthy coloration and classic design would be hard to beat!