Malayer rug

Malayer rug
from western Persia
early 20th century
Size: 218 x 144 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 compared to other rugs of west Persian village origin and like much of Hamadan weaving, use only a single row of wefts between each row of knots in their construction.
This rug features a quite unique field pattern, maybe inspired by textile design.