Quite The Intricate Hunting Scene Design Vintage Silk Persian Qum Rug 51170, Knots Per Square Inch KPSI: 275, Area Rug Type: Vintage Persian Rug, Circa / Rug Weaving Date: Late 20th Century –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 often reflects a time of conflict, but the outer borders often contain a garden or poem, which is reminiscent of times of peace and abundance. This theme reminds us that even when times are chaotic, peace is never far away.
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.