Antique Beautiful Paisley Design Persian Malayer Runner Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Persian Rug, Circa Date: 1900 – A lovely paisley design fills the center of this antique Persian rug like a delicate damask pattern, giving the exceptionally long piece a classic beauty. Precise white stitches form the paisley teardrops, each row tipped in alternating directions, trailing points nestled back against each figure. A stylized bouquet rests within each shape, picked out in subtle shades of orange, yellow, red and green, as well as the white. The background behind the pattern of this antique Persian Malayer rug starts as a faded oceanic blue at the top of the piece, shifting gradually down the length to a stark black. Like curtains gathered at the corners, light hues create a border of delicate decorations, extending like lace around the paisley pattern. Three borders complete the runner rug, a wider central band flanked with two smaller but similar strips mirroring each other. Blue and gold designs fill the antique rug’s space, balancing the darker central area.