Fine Luxurious Small Scatter Size Vintage Persian Silk Qum Animal Rug, country of origin: Persian Rugs, Circa date: Vintage – Qum is a city known for its beautiful mosques and rugs that are like none other in the world. It is home to artists who brought fine rug-weaving traditions from Kashan and transformed them into a range of unique designs and color combinations. They are best known for their pictorials that have a high level of intricacy and detail.
This rug is a unique piece with a pictorial design inside a mihrab. It is not only beautiful, but it has a story to tell. The mihrab is a design that represents the prayer niche in a mosque. Followers of the Islamic faith use mihrab design rugs to recite their daily prayers. Qum is a city with the minarets of over 100 mosques towering above it. Each day, the call to prayer is put forth from the tops of the minarets. Mihrab rugs are placed on the ground facing Mecca for the recitation of prayers.
This is a particularly beautiful piece that features a Garden of Eden or Tree of Life theme in the mihrab. It echoes the story of the Garden of Eden with an abundance of plants and wildlife. Qum rugs use a silk pile, which allows them to achieve a high level of detail. This rug is signed by the workshop or master artist who created it, which is the mark of one of the finer works from Qum.
This rug is a smaller piece that would make an excellent piece of artwork for the walls, or you could use it as an accent. The brilliant colors and design reflect the architecture and artistry for which Qum is known. This is a unique piece and a special addition to your collection or garden-themed room design. It is a rug that you will cherish for years.