Decorative Persian Qum Rug

Rug #424
Size: 207 x 135 cm / 6.8 x 4.4 ft
Handwoven in: 


Persian Qum Rug Medallion design Wool Pile


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 design is of classic medallion format. The deep blue oval medallion is woven with detailed floral forms offset against a contrasting light ground woven with a spacious arrangement of flowering vines depicted in multi complementary colours. Often the spandrels would mirror the colour and design of the central medallion, yet this rug is woven with beige spandrels  which enhances the light airy appearance of the composition.

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.