A very handsome antique Malayer rug. The condition of this piece is very good indeed being in full pile all over, this type of finer town rug often had a lower pile as the wool has been cut very flat.. The medallion is very beautiful in execution, with a wonderful pale ground with a really beautiful pale blue which is then used throughout. The ivory corner spandrel design is extremely elegant, please do look at the additional images to see all the detail and muted colours. The weaving quality of this piece is very high and the wool used is of very fine quality, all amounting to a very lovely rug. Of interest there is also a Perez stock number on the reverse, he was a carpet dealer in London who imported some fantastic rugs.
Malayer is a large village located between the major weaving areas of Hamadan and Sarouk in Northwest Persia. In Malayer and the small villages surrounding it, production was almost exclusively small antique rugs and runners made by individual weavers in the 19th and early 20th centuries.
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