Malayer carpet

Malayer carpet
from western Persia
early 20th century
Size: 356 x 212 cm

Malayer is a township in western Persia where a predominantly Kurdish population of weavers produce rugs of high technical and artistic quality.
These pieces are finely knotted in comparison to other rugs of west Persian village origin and like much of Hamadan area weaving, use only a single row of wefts between each row of knots in their construction giving rise to a kind of quincunx effect to the back of the carpet.