Malayer rug

Malayer rug
northern Persia
circa 1900
Size: 147 x 115 cm

Malayer is a township in western Persia where a predominantly kurdish population of weavers produce rugs of exceptional technical and artistic quality.
These pieces are very finely knotted by comparison with other rugs of west Persian village origin. The weavers use only a single row of wefts between each row of knots in their construction.
The field composition of a central diamond medallion is common, but the gentle angularity of the drawing coupled with a soft and harmonious palette make it a very special example of the village weaver’s art.