Small Tribal Antique Persian Malayer Rug, Rug Type / Country of Origin: Persian Rugs; Circa Date: 1920 – This gorgeous tribal rug brings to mind caravans of spices crossing the desert sands at night, bringing their wares to the world. This gorgeous rug has a tribal character and earthy colors that create a feeling that is soothing and calm. It has just enough contrast to add interest to the design, but still allow it to retain its earthy flavor. Malayer is an area of Northwestern Persia that has both larger cities with their formal weaving workshops and small, rural tribal villages that create pieces with a unique character and charm.
This piece shows the mark of skilled hands with techniques passed down through the ages through song, poetry, and memorization. It is an all over pattern, that has a distinct central focal point. Even though it has a motif that serves as the central focus, it does not have the precise symmetry that you typically find in a city carpet. It has the spontaneous character of a tribal rug, with the weaver making artistic choices all along the piece as they go. This piece is an individual work of art and is a work of self-expression through the color choices and patterns of the weaver.
The chocolate brown background of this Persian rug gives it an earthy feel, and the reds give it the essence of spice such as red pepper, nutmeg, coriander, and other exotic spices. Rugs and accessories that give the room an eclectic or global feel are among the top trends for this year. This carpet would pair well with natural woods and elements that give the room an organic flavor and character. It is a gorgeous piece that has been mellowed by time. Its tribal qualities would add the perfect ambiance to a Boho chic room. Its aged look would also be perfect for adding a shabby chic or vintage touch.
This beautiful antique rug will add liveliness to a room of mixed patterns and textures. This piece sparks the imagination and will serve as the perfect inspiration for the rest of the room design.