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.
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.
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.
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