Fine Persian Malayer Runner

Rug #1105
Size: 343 x 110 cm / 11.3 x 3.6 ft
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Persian Malayer Kilim Runner Allover design All Wool


The Hamadan district is home to around one hundred and fifty towns and villages producing rugs of varying technical qualities and encompassing an extraordinary variety of design styles based on traditional nomadic tribal designs and formal town and city workshop styles. Often rugs from this district combine a mix of both tribal and town styles into one rug, which often presents original works of woven art. It is invariably difficult to establish the exact place of making in Persian Hamadan district rugs due to their versatile and varied designs. However, there are a few towns within the district which can reasonably be identified as the centre of production due to consistent characteristics displayed in their rugs. Malayer is one such centre.

Persian Malayer rugs, runners and carpets are technically that much finer than neighbouring town and village products, and tend to produce distinctive decorative designs combining formal floral designs based on city work shop tradition, and combining traditional tribal designs. The quality of the materials tends to be more superior with the use of soft lustrous wool used as the pile material. The colours used in Persian Malayer rugs are from an extensive traditional Persian Malayer palette and includes a magnificent range of rich saturated colours combined together to create appealing ‘stand out’ decorative patterns. These features place Persian Malayer rugs as significantly superior to other Persian Hamadan district rug producing centres.

Fine Persian Malayer  Runner. This piece was handwoven in Malayer, wool pile, Iran. For further information please contact us and our team will be pleased to assist you. All pieces in the collection are under the auspices of Essie Sakhai, one of the world’s foremost experts and collectors of fine handmade Persian rugs and carpets.