About Persian Ghoum Antique Oriental Rugs - An Introduction by Nejad Rugs ...

Antique Ghoum ( Qum ) Oriental Rugs


Qum rugs are typically made of very fine silk pile woven on a wool or cotton foundation and using a Persian type knot. These exclusive carpets are usually highly detailed due to the fineness of the silken thread resulting in ultra high knot densities - as high as one million knots per square meter.

This beautiful, detailed and finely-balanced antique Persian Ghoum hand woven carpet is currently offered by Nejad Rugs.

The Antique Qum Rug

Common themes found among the diverse archives of Qum carpets include the Tree of Life, pictorial and hunting scenes and floral and garden arrangements featuring botanical figures such as leaves, flowers and vines often consisting of elaborate and intricate concentric designs that can be visually stunning.

This richly-embellished Qum carpet (above) was sold at auction by Christie's of London.

The Rug-Producing Region of Qum, Iran

Qum - also spelled Qom, Quom, Ghom or Ghoum - is the 7th largest city in Iran with a population of more than one million people. One of Iran's holiest cities, Qum is the largest center for Shia scholarship in the world. It is also both the cultural hub and scientific capital of Iran and has developed into an industrial center notable for the distribution of petroleum and petroleum products, and the natural gas pipeline from Bandar Anzali to Tehran.

The impressive Jamkaran Mosque is a traditional Muslim pilgrimage site on the outskirts of the city of Qom.

Landmarks in Qum, Iran: The entrance to Qum University (above left). A panoramic view of the Aryan Hotel (above right).

Consumer Notes

Because of exquisite nature and fineness of these carpets - as well as their typically small sizes - they are often hung vertically like a tapestry.

Currently Nejad is offering the following antique Ghoum carpets for sale: #23652 Ghoum

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