Geometric and Tribal Design Antique Persian Malayer Runner Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Persia, Circa Date: 1900 – Angular and natural elements unite in this dynamic antique Persian Malayer rug. Muted shades of blue accompany a color palette of vivid oranges, deep browns, rich golds and wholesome creams. Triangular and diamond shapes arranged in petal-like patterns structure the vigorous core of this composition, juxtaposed with floral motifs and spontaneous striped designs. Along the borders, corolla shapes flank a series of linked squares in alternating colors. A dark brown trim connects with the strong lines woven throughout the runner. Sharp contrasts and assertive shapes grant this antique Malayer rug a confident, spirited effect that will enrich any type of decor, whether classic, minimalist or modern.
The word (or name) “Malayer” refers to the Persian province that this magnificent antique Persian Malayer runner rug was made in. The Persian province of Malayer is actually a region that is located within the province of Hamedan. This antique Persian Malayer runner 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 folklore and superstitious 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. This rug is not only meant to be seen as a decorative carpet, it is protective piece as well.
The rustic look of this tribal antique Persian Malayer runner 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 antique Persian rug would work equally well in a more traditional setting, paired with neutral colors and natural materials.