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Sun, Mar 13, 2022 11:00AM EDT
Lot 4100

ANTIQUE PERSIAN MALAYER RUNNER RUG - No reserve. 15 ft x 3 ft 10 in (4.57 m x 1.17 m).

Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $10
$100 $100
$1,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$20,000 $2,000
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000
Property of a New York dealer

ANTIQUE PERSIAN MALAYER RUNNER RUG. 15 ft x 3 ft 10 in (4.57 m x 1.17 m).

Beautiful Shabby Chic Antique Malayer Runner Rug , Country Of Origin: Persia, Circa Date: 1920 – Malayer rugs have a tribal charm that has attracted connoisseurs and interior decorators for decades. This lovely piece was created around 1920 and is filled with color and a delightful shabby chic character. This runner would be perfect for a hallway, along a wall, or to lead the way to a special feature of the space.

Malayer is a small village that is located in Northwestern Persia. It is near the major weaving centers of Sarouk and Hamadan. Rugs produced in this area were usually smaller examples and runners, such as this one. They were typically produced by individual weavers or entire families in the case of larger ones. The weavers learn the traditional patterns and motifs by song, memorization, and poetry. The weaver builds a repertoire over time. The larger the number of motifs and patterns that can be found in the rug, the more skilled were the hands that created it.

This beautiful rug shows a wide range of designs. The complex borders have intricate details that can only be produced by using a fine weave with a high knot count. The range of colors is also of note. Among the rugs produced in Malayer, this rug has a broad array of colors and patterns. It is of high quality and shows the artistry that only comes from years of practice.

The richness of the colors and motifs in Malayer rugs is one of the reasons why they frequently find their way into the hands of collectors. The pile of Malayer carpets is typically cut short to show off the fine details of the design. This rug is an excellent example of this type of rug, and it is also a versatile piece.

The range of colors in this antique rug makes it the perfect design inspiration for the colors in the rest of the room. It has a Boho chic tribal feel, but it also has the symmetry and formal qualities that make it perfect for a traditional room, too. The symmetry and precision of the design in this piece are exceptional, which makes it stand out among village rugs. This tribal beauty is a gorgeous beginning to the perfect room design.

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This lot is in good antique washed condition. The pile is generally low and even with scattered areas of wear. The two ends are secured. The two sides are secured and complete. There is no dryness in the foundation. Please contact our rug experts at or call us for any questions you may have at 212.545.8029.

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