Fine Persian Qum Rug –

Rug #205
Size: 200 x 144 cm / 6.6 x 4.7 ft
Handwoven in: 


Fine Persian Qum Rug Allover design | Tree of Life Fine Wool on Cotton


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 extremely 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 ground breaking.

This finely drawn ascending design displays a ‘tear drop’ multi coloured blossoming tree emanating from a diminutive  vase made in the distinctive Qum weaving style. The drawing of the pattern motifs appear to be based on a style of drawing as originating from 17th century Mughal Indian textiles. The secondary design is an intricately drawn prayer arch, with flower filled corners, supporting meandering feather leaf  columns. The plain ivory ground makes the richly coloured design stand out in sharp contrast, thus emphasising the significance of the design. The contrasting rich blue border and associated floral pattern acts as a magnificent contrast to the field pattern.

Fine Persian Qum 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.