Small Tribal Casual Antique Persian Malayer Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Persian rugs; Circa Date: 1920 – This gorgeous antique Malayer rug is bright and vibrant. It features bold patterns that have a tribal charm, making it perfect for a cozy and casual setting. Malayer is a vast area in Northwestern Persia that has both formal urban weaving workshops and a scattering of local villages with artisans that are known for their unique tribal creations.
This rug features vibrant reds, pinks, salmons, blues, and ivories in a floral theme. The motifs have an abstract quality that is a distinguishing characteristic of Malayer rugs. The rug has a spontaneous quality, rather than the carefully planned precision of a more formal city rug. This one is the result of hundreds of years of tribal traditions that have been passed done through the generations and oral traditions of the people. It is an individual work of art, or perhaps the work of several working together collectively.
Malayer rugs are known for their beautiful blue backgrounds and balanced color placement. In this rug, the blue background looks like a garden reflecting pool surrounded by fine mosaic tiles. It is a beautiful piece with elements of earth, sky, and water. The brilliant colors would make the perfect addition to a Boho chic room. It could easily be the centerpiece for creating a cozy sanctuary. It has an aged appearance that would also make it the perfect piece for a shabby chic room filled with vintage pieces.
You can see the work that went into every knot of this Persian rug and the work of skilled hands that are the culmination of centuries of tradition. This carpet is casual and would blend perfectly into an eclectic space that needs a piece with a bit of color. The saturated colors are playful and lively. It will brighten any space and create a feeling that is invigorating and fresh. It would also add a bit of tradition to a more colorful contemporary space, too. It is a beautiful and imaginative tribal piece for creating a vibrant and colorful space in your home.