An interesting small pictorial antique Persian Malayer rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Persian Rugs, Circa date: 1850’s – This fascinating antique Persian rug features a face that has characteristics found in other artwork, such as Persian miniatures of the same time period.
The central design of this antique Pictorial rug is a single, isolated face devoid of body or other scenery on a chocolate brown background. This contrasts with the more happy vibrant colors of the main and secondary borders. This antique rug is mysterious because it does not look like there was ever anything more than the isolated face to the picture. It certainly sparks more questions than answers, such as who is this person?
The simple stylized renditions of the motifs in the main border and the squarish nature of the face point to its tribal origins. This artistic and mysterious antique Persian Malayer rug is reminiscent of a mirror with a beautiful framed border surrounding it. Perhaps the artist intended for you to be looking at a mirror and the face is intended to be a reflection of your own.
Regardless of how you interpret the piece, this small rug is certain to spark many fascinating hours of conversation and speculation. It has a sublime quality to it, as if the face is challenging you to engage in reflection. This interesting piece would be perfect for mounting for display on a wall or as a small accent rug. Regardless of where you choose to display it, this is a unique and beautiful piece of history that adds an air of mystery to the space. The only thing one can say for certain is that you will be unlikely to find any other piece like it in the world.