Malayer oriental rugs are woven in the Malayer area in northwest Iran between the two major weaving areas of Sarouk and Hamadan. Malayer rugs woven Sarouk-like tend to have medallions with corners and are more floral in design. Rugs woven Hamadan-like are more geometric with botehs and medallions on a Herati field.
Colors predominately are red and white in which the red has a very unique antique look. Stylized birds, flower heads, and vine and lattice patterns are also used by these weavers.