Antique Persian Malayer Rug, Country of Origin: Persia, Circa Date: 1920– The central banner of this antique Persian rug is formed of nested diamonds cut off on the outer corners. The focal figure on this Malayer is backed in orange and yellow, featuring white flowers sprouting radially, each stitched with thin black lines. This shape lies over a white field, stylized elements including circular blossoms scattered throughout, leading to a black background. More white forms fill this dark area, accented with red and black stitches. A leafy teardrop rests in each corner of the banner on this antique rug, the whole surrounded with three bands. Angular designs edged with dark stitches jumble within the widest, sharply angular forms encompassing more small, white flowers.