Qum Rugs - Collection of Persian Carpets
Fine Silk and Wool Qum Rugs from Persia
Qum Rugs - The production of Qum rugs began in the early decades of the 20th century in the holy city of Qum, an ancient and important city in central Persia. While they do not boast the ancient pedigree of Tabriz or Sultanabad rugs and carpets, antique Qum rugs are a distinct style with a great deal of merit. The rugs themselves are made of a thin pile in silk and wool, as most Qum rugs are used as wall hangings - the fine materials allow for exquisite detail work. Unlike traditional designs, Qum rugs feature small allover designs with a city style, generally featuring curvilinear lines. The color pallet most associated with Qum rugs consists of red, blue and ivory, although other colors are common as well.