Gallery-Size Malayer Rug - 5'9" x 11'5" - Eli Peer Oriental Rugs
Antique hand-knotted gallery-size Malayer rug with intricate allover Herati motif in field. Border motifs of running water and trees. Tribal weavers in Malayer were often Turkish, and employed the Turkish knot, Gourde, in rug-making. The Gourde is a symmetrical knot, as opposed to the asymmetrical knot of many traditionally Persian rugs. Weavers trimmed the pile in order to enhance the appearance of the design. Antique Malayer rugs like this often feature a low cut pile. ...