Semi Antique Malayer Rug 1.96x1.26m

This Semi-Antique Persian Malayer Rug dates from circa 1940. Malayer is a town in western Persia, south of Hamadan.

It displays a forest of botehs (shrub motif) set against an unusual gold background. The boteh motif is an ancient pattern found in rugs from India, to Persia, to the Caucasus - each origin has it's own interpretation of the symbol.

This Persian Malayer Rug is a very finely knotted rug with single weft construction. It has a thin wool pile, hand-knotted onto a cotton foundation. It has a full pile but with scattered reweaves (the most obvious can be seen in image 6 below).  

1.96x1.26m (6'5"x4'2") £1500

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