5046 1 Malayer 3' x 13'10" Hovik
Antique Persian Malayer Rug 5046, Country of Origin: Persia, Circa Date: 1920 – The Persian Malayer rugs of Northern Persia are unique compositions, finely straddling the line between the more ornate carpets of classical Persian rug design and the more traditional, tribal rugs of the nomadic peoples of the Caucuses. This particular hallway runner rug is no exception, as it features a beautiful all over design of abstract, interlaced floral elements, and a border practically overflowing with detail and traditional design elements. The juxtaposition of the two distinct styles that are being simultaneously articulated in this breathtaking antique Oriental rug creates an intriguing and lingering impression of a piece that is constantly communicating with itself, referencing itself. The geometric floral figures that blossom at every intersection of vine scrolls throughout the border are deeply reminiscent of tribal representations of flowers: not clearly defined, but deeply evocative. The border, meanwhile, is equally confident in its style, as it delicately surrounds the action of the field. A powerfully composed piece of deep beauty, this Malayer runner is a splendid example and a beautiful antique rug by any metric.