Beautiful Blue Background Antique Persian Malayer Runner Rug, Country Of Origin: Persia, Circa Date: 1920 – This magnificent Malayer carpet shows the skill and craftsmanship that makes the area rug styles from this region highly desirable among collectors and interior designers. Malayer is a large territory in North West Persia that includes both larger cities and smaller villages. Throughout the region, you can find different types of area rugs that reflect the formality of the city rugs from established weaving centers, and more tribal designs. Several features make this gorgeous example stand out among carpets from this vast and diverse region.
The first thing that stands out is its captivating simplistic approach to the design. It shows the design symmetry and precision that you typically find in the formal rugs from city weaving centers. It has a repeating design executed with perfect symmetry from one end of the carpet to the other. This level of detail can only be created using a finer rug weaves and those created by highly skilled and trained hands.
The overall feel of the carpet is antique with a a touch of a Victorian flavor. It has an ageless quality and classic look that is refined and sophisticated. It uses earthy colors and has the classic darker background that makes these antique Persian Malayer rugs stand out.
Many of the antique rugs from Malayer are smaller, with larger ones more difficult to find. Area rugs such as this one use an earthy color palette that would be perfect for adding a classic look to a room of earthy grays and browns. The soft colors and aged appearance give it a shabby chic rug look that will give the room character and historical romantic charm. Magnificent and exotic Persian area rugs such as this are the perfect compliment for a space with vintage elements as well as elements of the natural world mixed in. For people who are considering which area rugs to buy, this one is quite versatile and would suit both traditional and modern interior styles and tastes as it has a feel that is gracious and refined.