Oversized Antique Persian Malayer Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Persian Rug, Circa Date: 1900 – This breathtaking oversized antique Persian Malayer rug has a regal character and tribal appeal that makes it an excellent addition to traditional or transitional décor. Malayer is a large village that is located in Northwestern Persia. It is near the weaving centers of Sarouk and Hamadan. Many of the pieces were produced by individual weavers, but some of the larger pieces, like this one, were created on a family level as commissioned works of art.
Malayer, and some of the surrounding villages, produced some of the most beautiful masterpieces in the area. Many of the motifs and designs draw from the court carpets that were once created in the weaving schools established by the Safavid Dynasty in the 1600s. This antique oversized rug was created near the turn of the 20th century and was inspired by these famous works of art.
The rich colors and elegant motifs of antique Persian Malayer rugs are what makes them of interest to collectors and interior designers alike. This one has a regal and sophisticated character that would pair well with traditional and classic furniture. You could easily see it in a room of fine antiques or as the foundation for a formal dining room.
The antique Persian rugs also make an excellent choice in a transitional space where they can serve as a bridge between pieces of different periods and styles. Many rugs of this size were created for estates and public spaces. This blue Persian Malayer rug has the precision and craftsmanship that one finds in carpets designed and woven in the weaving centers of the city. It is a remarkable piece in its contrasting colors and motifs. This all-over rug design is an excellent example of a carpet designed to be displayed alongside artwork and fine antiques.
Persian and antique rugs in general, continue to serve as staples of interior design, and this piece would add contrast in a contemporary space or serve as the foundation of a classic design. The rich, saturated colors of this rug give it an elegance and sophistication that makes it stand out and allows it to make a statement in the room. It is a beautiful piece for the collector or designer looking for a special piece that will give the room personality and character.