Fine Floral Geometric Vintage Silk Persian Qum Rug , Country of Origin / Rug Type: Vintage Persian Rug, Circa Date: Late 20th Century – This breathtaking vintage Persian rug shows the extraordinary skill and artistry for which the Persian rug weavers in Qum are known. This silk Persian rug from Qum was created in the late twentieth century and shows a mastery and skill level that makes it a rare find. The weaving tradition of Qum did not arrive on the scene until the first part of the twentieth century, but in a short time, they have been able to transform the world collectible Persian rugs. Their designs bring traditional rugs into contemporary design ideologies, making them perfect for traditional or modern settings, and this rug is an excellent example of Qum’s mastery of the art.
The Persian silk Qum rug depicts a mosque dome as viewed by a visitor looking upwards. It shows a mastery of artistic concepts, such as scale and three-dimensional design. It has a realistic, trompe l’oeil effect that gives it the appearance of distance and adds to the realism. This is a technique that is often seen in paintings, but seldom do you find it carried out to this degree using fiber as a medium.
This is an extraordinary piece of work and an unusual design for the collector. The silk rugs from Qum are highly desirable for their range of designs, use of color, and uniqueness, but this one stands out even more so than other Qum rug designs. This fine silk Qum rug allows you to touch the divine and feel as if you are a part of the space. The silk catches the light and gives it the appearance of stained glass.
Many Persian Qum rugs are a smaller size that can be hung on a wall like a tapestry. You can also use it as an area rug. Silk is a durable material that has a luxurious and soft feel underfoot. Regardless of where you choose to place this extraordinary work of art, it will be a treasured piece for many decades to come. It is a superb example of the level of skill that the Qum weavers were able to achieve. This vintage Persian silk Qum rug was undoubtedly inspired by the beautiful mosques found throughout the city of Qum. This rare design will make a beautiful addition to your home where it will make a statement that is elegant and refined.