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Antique Malayer rug

Circa 1900
237 × 186 cm 7’9” x 6’1”


A rare square size antique Malayer rug woven around 120 years ago, the soft pink tones with pale blues and greens are delightful.  As is the vase and bird design in the main field, known as the famous Zil-e Sultan design.  Zil-e was the eldest of the Shah of Persia around 1840.  The son was not in line to the throne so he designed his own royal symbol which is the repeating bird and vase design we see in the centre of this rug.

Gorgeous muted colours and in fair condition, it does have lower areas of pile in places but still a durable and highly decorative square antique rug.  Supplied with our anti-slip underlay, this helps add body and strength to a rug, thus preventing further wear.

If you would like to view this rug at home, please make contact in your preferred way.  We love visiting customers at home showing rugs, or at our showroom in Crondall, Surrey.

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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.

We source beautiful antique carpets, rugs and runners from all over the world for customers and interior designers. Visit our barn showroom in Crondall, Surrey an hours drive from London to view this antique rug close up or please do ask us to visit you.  We love travelling all over the UK showing carpets, rugs and runners in situ so please request a home visit or email us.

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