MALAYER "TREE OF LIFE
" West Central Persian
4' 4" x 6' 6" Circa 1900
MALAYER "TREE OF LIFE," West Central Persian
4' 4" x 6' 6"
(High-Decorative) (“NEW ACQUISITION") This piece is a truly-one-of-a-kind example and of the finest knotting from this central Persian region. The expansive format is skillfully controlled and balanced, featuring a "Tree of Life" design not typically found on Malayer rugs. Exterior to this framework geometrical flowers of different shapes continue the imaginative, invigorating pattern. A beautifully abrashed (artistic color striation) border completes the stylized flourish of the field in an elegantly drawn, folkloric style. The extraordinarily fine striation that begins with it’s darkest hue at the top of the field shifts lighter near the bottom, then lighter still as it moves up the border in an almost concentric pattern. Learn About This Rug Type