Artistic Fine Light Luxurious Silk Pile Vintage Artistic Hunting Scene Design Persian Qum Rug, country of origin: Persian Rugs, Circa date: Vintage – Persian hunting rugs are a special category among collectors and connoisseurs of Persian rugs. They recall the glory, splendor, and mythologies surrounding the Royal Courts of the Persian Empire. They depict scenes of hunting and victory among the rulers of the Safavid Dynasty. These artistic rugs are beautiful, detailed, and show a level of skill that is found in only the finest pieces.
Many times, hunting scenes depicted in the silk Persian Qum rugs recall a famous poem or story. The symbolism of the vintage silk Persian rugs are quite complex. The field of the vintage Persian rug reflects the time honored tradition of hunters and archers, but the outer border depicts a naturalist animal hunting scene. This theme reminds us that hunting is part of life that is shared with humans and animals.
This silk rug stands out for its exquisite use of color and level of detail that gives the pictorial elements a realistic character and feel. The abundant plant and animal life represents a time of prosperity. Many times, Qum hunting rugs are hung on the wall instead of being used as a carpet. This one is a smaller size and is perfect as a piece of artwork for the wall. This rug is made from silk, which allows it to reflect light in the room in a way that only this fiber can do. This gives it a luster that will brighten any space and give it a classic look.
Qum is a city that did not come into its own as a rug making center until the 20th century, but when they did, they had centuries of tradition to rely on. As a result, they were quickly able to establish themselves in the world of fine rugs. This small size rug is an excellent example of their work, and will make a charming addition to any traditional decor, or to add a vintage element to a more contemporary design.
Rising to prominence in the middle of the 20th century, fine vintage Persian silk Qum rugs hail from the namesake city, which is found 90 miles away from Isfahan, another major city renowned for rug making. Though not as fine as many other styles, this caliber of vintage Persian rug still showcases a tremendous degree of detail by establishing thinner outlines and using vibrant colors. In this masterpiece, both of these elements are present and visible, particularly around the heart of the vintage rug, where the vast majority of the action takes place. Here, hunters on horseback pursue their prey, galloping amidst beautifully rendered shrubs and bushes that sway in the movement of the heavy hooves.