Beautiful Large Vintage Persian Silk Qum Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Modern Persian Rug, Circa Date: Late 20th Century – Nothing beats silk for its irresistible sheen and ability to achieve intricate details. This magnificent and fascinating Persian rug was created in Qum during the last part of the 20th century. Qum only became a major carpet weaving center in about the last 100 years, but it quickly established itself with its high-quality silk and wool rugs. Now, these carpets are some of the most beautiful and desirable in the world.
This amazing modern rug shows incredible color and detail. It consists of 154 individual blocks of highly-detailed floral designs. Each one appears to be different, but you can occasionally find a repeat, although it is never copied exactly. The carpet has the overall appearance of an artistic tiled wall. Its highly ornate border complements the intricate design of the field.
If you look closely, you will see a variety of plants, trees, birds, and butterflies. Each one is like a little world and a glimpse into a beautiful garden scene. It is much like strolling through a beautiful summer garden and taking in the various sights that you see along the way. This is a delightful piece and a unique design.
The design of the finely woven carpet is only able to be achieved by using a weave of exceptionally high knot count. Silk has the ability to be spun into extremely fine threads that can be used to create designs with breathtaking detail. Silk also takes color beautifully. This carpet shows the artistry of a master weaver and highly-skilled craftsmen in the creation of the piece.
Although Qum carpets are known for their exceptional design and quality, this one stands out for its original design. The combination of color and design in this carpet makes it one of those rare finds that only comes around once in a while. It is an excellent example of the silk carpets produced in Qum.
This piece is almost too beautiful to describe, and it would make an excellent addition to any collection. As a design piece, it has a formal elegance that would be perfectly suited to a room that is decorated with similar exquisite taste. This is a carpet that sparks the imagination and creates a world within a world and takes you on a magical journey of the mind.