A Beautiful and Finely Woven Purple Background Color Vintage Persian Silk Qum Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Persian Rug, Circa Date: Vintage Mid 20th Century – This glorious vintage Persian silk Qum rug is mesmerizing in its use of color and fine detail. The vintage Persian rug was produced by the Jamshidi in an area that was not known for carpets until the past 100 years. However, it has since become a production center of some of the most valuable and desirable Persian rugs in the world. This magnificent vintage Persian silk rug is characteristic of the quality and artistry of the weavers.
This vintage rug from the mid-20th century uses vibrant colors in purple, oranges, pinks, and dazzling whites. The work uses a central medallion design as the feature element and uses formal corners and borders to draw attention to the central design. The center consists of beautifully arranged concentric circles, creating a pattern that is reminiscent of a flower such as a chrysanthemum or dahlia.
This luminous silk rug pays homage to ancient Persian culture and history through the use of iconic characters from mythology and writings. Throughout the design one can find characters engaged in various activities dressed in the clothing of ancient Persian. There are several elements are of particular interest. In the four corners of the rug, one can find bird like figures that are known as the Faravahar (also knows as Farr-e Kiyani). This bird has the body and head of a man and the wings of an eagle. It symbolizes good thoughts, good words, and good deeds. It also evolved over the years to become the national symbol of Iran.
In the borders can be found the symbol of the sun and a lion, with the lion carrying a scimitar. This is an ancient Persian symbol that represents the royal lineage and its connection to the divine. This symbol has been used by many rulers throughout history and is a symbol of power and strength. It is a symbol that represents the identity of the Iranian people.
This vintage silk Qum Jamshidi rug is a fascinating for several reasons. The design and color come together in a way to create a breathtaking work of the finest quality. Its connection to the national symbols of Iran and its connection to ancient culture creates a splendid addition to the work. This is a piece that will be treasured for a lifetime for its symbolism and exquisite beauty.