Oriental Rugs, Vintage Rugs, and Antique Rugs by Peter Pap

Malayer rug

c. 1900
Persia
DESCRIPTION:

Malayer rugs are known for their playful village aesthetic and this cheerful piece does not disappoint. Despite its rustic origins, however, the field of this Malayer rug can be traced to classical Safavid court prototypes of the 16th and 17th century. The same interlocking cartouche design seen in the red field of this piece may be seen in both a pair of Polonaise carpets in the Metropolitan Museum of Art formerly in the Rockefeller collection (50.190.1/2) as well as a 'vase technique' carpet also in the Metropolitan donated by Horace Havemeyer (56.185.1). The border of this piece, on the other hand, is quintessentially Malayer drawing flowers within an encompassing green trellis and even small stylized birds.

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CONDITION:
Excellent condition
PROVENANCE:
Being sold on behalf of a Southern California owner. Purchased originally from Tschebull Antique Carpets, Darien, CT
WIDTH:
4' 11"
LENGTH:
6' 5"
RUG ID:
17986
PRICE:
$5,500.00


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