Antique handmade oversize rug Nr. 59412 Malayer, ca. 1920 Iran 16.10 x 6.7 feet
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||Malayer, ca. 1920
|Country of Origin:
||16.10 x 6.7 ft
||geometric / allover
||dark blue / navy
||Traditional oriental design
More about the provenance Malayer, ca. 1920 | Iran
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.
This Malayer, ca. 1920 has a "Herati" or "Mahi" design (has its origin in Herat, ca. 16th century, short for "Mahi to Hos" meaning "fish in the pond"). A rosette is surrounded by a rhombus which is again surrounded by four bent leaves. The name "Mahi" meaning "fish" was given to this design because the leaves resemble swimming fish.