Breathtaking Tribal and Decorative Antique Persian Malayer Runner Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Persian Rug, Circa Date: 1920 – Muted earthy tones and simple geometric shapes contribute to the tribal feel of this breathtaking antique Persian Malayer rug. The clean shapes and motifs contribute to the organic feel of the Persian rug, making it perfect transitional carpet that could work in almost any interior decor. The design of this magnificent runner rug makes it look even longer and more expansive.
The colors of this fascinating tribal rug are beautifully blended to create a feeling of quiet and calm. They provide just enough contrast to make the major geometric elements stand out, but without appearing to be under or overstated. Four large 8 pointed star designs adorn the center field. Surround each one these starts, we see elongated geometric stepped diamonds, in alternating background colors that vary from a soft green to soft coral.
The alternating use of colors in this antique rug highlights different elements of each diamond, making each one of them unique. This approach to the design reflects the natural world where nothing is ever exactly the same. This is similar to the way in which leaves of a tree are all the same, but each one is slightly different and unique from the rest.
This antique Persian Malayer runner rug has feeling of symmetry both horizontally and vertically, giving it a sense of formality. That said, one would need to really look closely to realize that the symmetrical feel is actually broken up by smaller primitive designs that are speckled throughout this magnificent antique Oriental rug.
The vases at both the top and bottom are, oddly enough, empty. Next to the bottom two vases, we see the elongated vines rising out of the earth. At the lower part of the vines, the leaves point mostly upwards, while at the top, they mostly point downwards. This breaks up the directionality feel and crates a more all over design.
The tribal geometry coupled with the use of soft colors make this antique Persian Malayer runner rug quite versatile. Its quiet disposition allows it to live almost anywhere. It is surly one of the most sophisticated and decorative rug one could ever hope to own.