These rugs are hand-woven by semi-nomadic people living in the northwestern district near Arak in Iran. The traces of Kurdish origin are seen in these tribal creations, with the central field of the deck which has a complicated shaped medallion in shades of red. The geometric models can also be found in these rugs and many other colors besides red sometimes appear.
Visibility: MALAYER rugs and carpets usually have nomadic patterns. MALAYER is a true HERATI design.
Quality: MALAYER rugs and carpets are of differing quality. There are many good quality MALAYER rugs and carpets on the market, but there are many poor quality ones, as well.
Size & Shapes: MALAYER rugs and carpets come in different sizes, but the majority of them are mid-size (4 x 6 to 8 x 10 feet).
Color: The coloring is predominantly shades of red.
Texture: Soft wool; thin, tight pile.
Foundation: Warp is mostly cotton; weft is either cotton or wool.
Knots: Weavers in MALAYER use Turkish knots. The quality of the carpet depends upon the number of knots, which varies, but averages from around 120 KPSI(30 RAJ).