19th Century Persian Malayer Rug BB5117 11'1" × 17'4" $40,000
An Early 20th Century Persian Malayer garden carpet on an abrashed, faded blue field with lozenge trellis boxes and inside those boxes are foliage trees that grow in the garden. The series of borders encloses the main design with tribal and primitive design. The color palette consists of warm shades of blue, orange, rust and brown.
Antique Malayer rugs are unique in the diversity of design and color that is somewhat atypical for other styles of Persian rugs. Some of the many designs include the sprouting seed, which represents rebirth birds and diamonds surrounded by flowers and vines. Rather than two or three colors within the design of a rug, antique Malayer rugs generally contain a deep blue background with the design created by multiple colors including sage green, red, light blue, pinkish brown, gold, tan, and brownish red. This diverse palate of colors is not typical for other types of antique oriental rugs, and this diversity sets antique Malayer rugs apart from other Persian tapestry styles.
19th Century Persian Malayer Rug BB5117