Exceptionally Fine Qum Silk Rug

Rug #2616
Size: 295 x 200 cm / 9.7 x 6.6 ft
Handwoven in: 

Exceptionally fine Qum silk rug, central medallion format,  tile pattern, exceptional fine weave, multi coloured


An Exceptionally Fine Qum Silk Rug, Central Persia, Silk on Silk Foundation,

Mid 20th Century

The blue field with a large circular polychrome radiating pendant architectural medallion, supported by overall interlocking rhomboidal tiles, enclosing floral stars supported by circular medallions each enclosing a floral bouquet, quarter medallion spandrels, within a blue border enclosing half medallions linked by scrolling vine tendrils issuing palmettes, flower heads and curled leaves, plain blue outer surround.


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.

This extremely finely woven silk Qum rug, dating to the mid-20th Century exhibits true characteristics of a Qum revivalist approach to rug design made with the best possible quality materials.

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.