Charming Fine Persian Qum Silk Rug

Rug #1826
Size: 156 x 104 cm / 5.1 x 3.4 ft
Handwoven in: 


Charming Fine Persian Qum Silk Rug Allover design | Tree of Life Fine Silk on Silk foundation


The city of Qum is a recently established centre for the weaving of urban style rugs with workshops appearing there from around 1927 onwards. It rapidly became a significant and important centre for the creation of technically fine silk rugs and carpets, though fine wool pile rugs are also made there. The repertoire of their designs is varied, ranging from designs based on Safavid Persian traditions of the 16th and 17th Centuries, through to individual creative designs of unparalleled technical and artistic visual excellence, which can often be described as groundbreaking. The fine silk used in their rugs allows the highly skilled weavers to draw exceptional precise detail often in minute scale.


The main ascending trees are extremely finely drawn and supported by flowers and birds including storks presented in varying orientations which gives an effective sense of movement to the composition which demonstrates the weaver’s high level of skill. The border pattern is as intricate as the main ground. All elements are presented in a superb range of complementary light shades of colour, including pale salmon, pale blue, golden saffron and brown with many elements outlined in dark blue, giving definition to the design.


Charming Fine Persian Qum silk Rug. This piece was handwoven in Qum , Iran. For further information please contact us and our team will be pleased to assist you. All pieces in the collection are under the auspices of Essie Sakhai, one of the world’s foremost experts and collectors of fine handmade Persian rugs and carpets.