This Week’s Wednesday Wishlist: A Tribal Antique Persian Malayer Runner Rug
Tribal Antique Persian Malayer Runner Rug — Every Wednesday, The Nazmiyal Collection features one spectacular example of a hand-made antique or vintage rug from its vast catalog. We select each piece based on its aesthetic beauty, conceptual merit, and history.
This Week’s Wednesday Wishlist is a lovely antique Persian rug, a magnificent and tribal Malayer runner rug. The bold color scheme and geometric design of this piece embody classic Malayer rug style, which is known for combining vibrant reds and blues with an angular, Northwest Persian patterning.
“Malayer” refers to the province the rug was made in, which is a region located within the province of Hamedan. This rug contains several instances of symbolic Persian imagery, including the Evil Eye motif and traditional stylized floral details, giving the rug an auspicious, meaningful flair. According to folklore and superstitious tradition, the Evil Eye motif is a protective symbol, which helps to ward off nefarious spirits, while floral motifs represent abundance, fertility, and long life. This rug is not only meant to be seen as a decorative carpet, it is protective piece as well.
The rustic look of this tribal antique Persian Malayer runner rug is perfect for an eclectic, contemporary space. At approximately three feet wide by nine feet long, it would be a stylish hallway runner, or a lovely accent piece in a larger room. This rug would work equally well in a more traditional setting, paired with neutral colors and natural materials.
How would you style and build a room around this spectacular Tribal Antique Persian Malayer Runner Rug? Please tell us in the comments below!