Antique Malayer Persian Rug

$2,250.00 $1,395.00

Style: Antique Malayer Persian Rug
Country of Origin: Iran
Condition: Fair (but good for its age!)
Size: 6’8″ x 13’5″
Content: 100% Wool Pile hand-knotted onto a foundation of cotton
Age: circa 1920s-1930s
Suggested Retail Price: $2,995.00

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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 almost 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 (a close-up photo is shown of the worst spot) down the center of the rug. For the most part, however, the wear is pretty even. The ends of this piece have been overcast recently to prevent any unraveling, and the binding on the edges has been touched up as well . 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 (big but narrow), so it would be a perfect pick for the living room of a new townhouse or an old brownstone. You can see examples of Persian rugs in living rooms here. The possibilities are endless!

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