Antique Malayer Persian Rug


Style: Antique Malayer Persian Rug
Country of Origin: Iran
Condition: Fair-Good
Size: 5′ x 10′
Content: 100% Wool Pile hand-knotted onto a foundation of cotton
Age: circa 1920s
Suggested Retail Price: $3,750.00

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This antique Malayer Persian rug is from an area in Iran close to the big rug-making city of Hamadan. Hamadans are tough, sturdy rugs, and the Malayer rugs are like their classier cousins. They tend to be of a better quality (fact) and prettier (my opinion).

Here is a rug that has gotten 100 years of love and is ready for another 20 or so more. As can be seen in the photos, there are spots of wear in various places in the pile (the close-up photos show the worst areas). For the most part, however, the wear is pretty even and the rug is secured. The binding of this rug has been recently replaced, and the fringed ends are not yet unraveling. Throughout the rug there is abrash (color variations due to age), but it is all commensurate with the rug’s age…nothing too jarring.

This jewel of a rug has faded over time like a favorite pair of jeans. It can be dressed up or down to match the décor in your house. Whatever you do, this antique Malayer Persian rug will look like you paid ten times more for it. The size of it is unusual, so it would be a perfect pick for a wide hall or a skinny living room of a townhouse. You can see examples of Persian rugs in living rooms here. The possibilities are endless!

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