Palace size carpet #52431 Malayer Iran 35.0 x 24.2 feet
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Country of Origin:
35.0 x 24.2 ft
Foundation (warp and weft):
floral / allover
Excellent condition. This rug was ordered and used by one of Shah Reza Pahlavi's early ministers. It is a replica of his great grandfather's rug, who was leader of Bakhtiari tribes a few hundred years ago.
Malayer is located about 80 km South of Hamadan. However, Malayer rugs resemble Farahan rugs more than Hamadans. Farahan (Feraghan) is approx. 100 km South-West of Malayer. Though Malayers are fuller and higher in their pile than Farahans.
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