This Week’s Wednesday Wishlist: Antique Persian Malayer Runner Rug
Antique Persian Malayer Runner Rug— Every Wednesday, The Nazmiyal Collection features one spectacular example of a hand-made vintage or antique 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 Malayer carpet. 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 Hamadan. 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 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.
The rustic look of this 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 this Malayer rug? Tell us in the comments!