Antique handmade oversized carpet No. 69914 Malayer, ca. 1930 Iran 17.5 x 6.7 feet
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Malayer, ca. 1930
Country of Origin:
17.5 x 6.7 ft
floral and geometric / allover
dark blue / navy
This is a unique handmade / hand-knotted / traditional oriental / distressed carpet
The pile of this carpet is made of wool
The main element of this carpet design is the Botteh pattern, and in its smaller version: Mir design, in the West known as Paisley design. The Botteh motif is depicted in the shape of a teardrop and represents fertility and eternal life. It is often found in carpets from Kerman in Iran, India, and antique Caucasian rugs. The word Botteh comes from the Persian word for bush.
More about the provenance Malayer, ca. 1930 | 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.
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