Intricate and Finely Woven Persian Qum Silk Rug , Country of Origin / Rug Type: Persian Rug, Circa Date: 1970 – Some Persian carpets are simply captivating and stand out in their exquisite color and design. This elegant Persian silk Qum carpet is one of them. This vintage piece was produced in the 1970’s and is of superior design and quality. The medallion design creates formality and clearly defines the focal point of the carpet. The red, brown and ivory backgrounds complement each other in a way that gives the design uniformity and balance. The carpet overflows with delicate scroll work, vines and floral patterns.
Qum is a city located south of Tehran. Until the last 100 years, the city was not known as a major center for the carpet industry. However, they quickly grew to become known for their lustrous silk carpets of high quality. Now, vintage Persian silk rugs from Qum are some of the most expensive and prized in the world.
If one were to pick a single quality about this beautiful rug that makes it special, it is the level of detail and delicateness of the floral design. This is only possible with the use of silk because silk can be spun into the finest threads in the world. Silk also retains its color and allows the rug to maintain its bright hues for many decades. Silk also allows the weaver to achieve a high knot count and create highly intricate designs, as with this vintage Persian rug.
Every aspect of this fine rug says quality, and it is an authentic treasure in the world of Persian carpets. It is a traditional design and would add to the formality of the room. The colors and patterns come together in a way that gives it a sublime quality. It is of exceptional quality in its design, the materials used and its beautifully blended colors. A vintage carpet of this quality is a rare find.