Intricate Vintage Square Octagon Shape Luxurious Persian Silk Qum Gonbad Design Rug, country of origin: Persian Rugs, Circa date: Vintage – Fine silk Persian area rugs from the city of Qum are some of the most magnificent in the world. The magnificently intricate Persian silk Qum rugs are famous for their fine details and easily compete with some of the finest quality area rugs made today. This one features the breathtaking gonbad design that demonstrates the superior artistic talent of the weavers of this ancient city.
Since the 8th century, Qum, sometimes called Qom, has been a center of the Islamic faith. It is home to famous mosques, such as the 16th-century shrine built over Fatimah’s tomb. It is considered a holy city and a place of pilgrimage. The minarets and domes of the beautiful mosques tower above the city. The beauty and architecture of these famous buildings served as inspiration for its gonbad rug design.
The gonbad rug design represents the dome of a mosque viewed as if you are looking upwards. The details of the design become smaller as you move toward the center of the mandala. This creates the illusion of distance and makes it look as if you are looking up at a mosque dome. The design requires an exceptional level of skill on the part of the artist and the weavers.
This rug is a stunning piece with an elegant feel and colors that are regal. Its octagonal shape creates symmetry and a focal point in the room that is a perfect place for a round glass-top table that allows a full view of the beautiful rug underneath. Qum only began producing their Persian rugs in the early part of the 20th century, but their captivating silk rugs were able to quickly rise to become some of the most high end and luxurious area rugs in the world.
This rug uses silk, which gives it a high sheen and allows it to be spun into fine threads. The result is a piece with an exceptional feel that has a luxurious softness underfoot. This rug is a gorgeous piece for traditional, modern maximalist, or any modern decor style.