Beautifully Tribal Blue Color Herati Antique Persian Malayer Runner Rug, Country Of origin: Persia, Circa Date: 1900 — Contrasting borders of white and black establish detailed lines of movement throughout the antique tribal hallway runner rug. At each of these borders, between their alternating patterns, are ruby red hems that draw attention to the multitude of brightly colored flowers present against each black and white background. At the very center of the rug is a large black field that houses two distinct designs, the larger series closer to the left, each pattern running horizontally, while the smaller series is set on the right, with the patterns running vertically. The charming blend of asymmetrical shapes creates an exciting and active foreground in this Malayer rug.
This breathtaking antique Persian Malayer rug, from around 1900, is the perfect way to bring a bit of nature into the room design. Its colors are earthy and its gorgeous tribal approach to the floral designs reflect the colors of late summer and early autumn. Aside from its beautiful colors and design, it is also special for another reason.
The antique Persian Malayer rugs are known for their splendid designs and color combinations. This one shows the work of an accomplished artist. The runner rug has an all-over pattern that is based on an ancient, traditional design called the herati, or “fish” design motif. This motif is believed to have developed during the 15th century in Northwestern Afghanistan in the city of Herat.
The Persian rugs from Malayer often feature this iconic herati designs, but this one has been stylized to reflect the artistry of the weaver. Rather than the traditional acanthus leaf version that is more common, the artist substituted different flowers to achieve a similar effect as the traditional herati design.
This is a gorgeous tribal rug that is perfect for a multitude of interior design and home decor styles. The smaller scale of the design will create contrast in a more expansive long and narrow space. It has a sophisticated, formal feel that is perfect for a traditional room.
The magnificent area rugs from Malayer can range from ones with a more tribal feel, or to ones that have the sophistication of those produced on city looms in the major rug weaving centers. This blue color rug has a precision of a carefully laid out and executed city rug. The Persian Malayer rugs have recently seen an explosion in demand among people who are buying area rugs for their home. This Persian Malayer runner rug shows magnificent artistry and weaving skill. It is a piece that will make a beautiful foundation for any home or office design. It stands out for its unique variation on a classic and ancient design.