Antique NW Persian Malayer, D0167
52″ x 80″
Materials: Hand-spun, hand-dyed, hand-knotted wool
Condition: Beautiful antique Malayer (Malayir) in great condition with overall good low pile. NO worn spots. All sides will be secured to make the rug floor ready.
These rugs were woven in northwest Iran, adjacent to the Arak/Sarouk area. They were known for their fine weaves and for design similarities to older Sarouks; however, they were always woven with the Turkish (symmetric) knot and not the Persian, asymmetric knot. This piece has beautiful blues and coral reds; it also features the islimis flower, a vine-like design, appearing in the spandrel corners of the rug. This rug has borders of the Calyx and Leaf design, typical of northwest Persian rugs, but also seen in some rugs of the Caucasus.