Lot 5103

Burgundy Background Vintage Persian Silk Qum Rug 3 ft x 2 ft (0.91 m x 0.61 m)

Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000

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Vintage Persian Silk Qum Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Modern and Vintage Persian Rug, Circa date: Vintage

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Qum is an ancient city and pilgrimage site that is graced by impressive pieces of ancient architecture and many popular sites for visitors. However, in the world of Persian rugs, it seems to be a latecomer to the art. It does not appear that Qum produce rugs before the 1920’s. When it began its rug production, it had hundreds of years of tradition to draw upon, and it quickly rose in the ranks to create some of the most popular modern and vintage Persian area rugs for collectors and interior designers.

This magnificent finely woven vintage silk Persian area rug is a fine example of the work that has been produced in the city. Silk rugs are some of the most valuable in the world. The fiber has characteristics that allow it to be spun into extremely fine threads that can be used to produce a high level of detail. It also tends to accept color well, and these colors remain vivid for a long time. This gorgeous vintage Persian silk Qum rug uses burgundies, brilliant yellows, and periwinkle blue in an extraordinary display that features a grand medallion in the center.

One thing that stands out about this vintage rug is the inclusion of the lion and sun on the ends of the rug. The lion and sun design represent Persian royalty and its connection to the divine. The crown was added to this national symbol during the Qajar Dynasty. The Pahlavi Dynasty kept the crown but changed its design in 1925 when they took power from the Qajars. The lion and sun is a symbol that has ancient roots and continued to be used on the Iranian flag until 1979.

This is a magnificent vintage Persian silk Qum rug for many reasons, and it would make a beautiful addition to any collection. Periwinkle is this year’s Pantone Color of the Year, and this vintage Qum rug allows you to bring it into your space with this breathtaking piece. This rug will bring its formality and elegance to any room of the home or public space. It is a smaller piece that could easily be mounted on the wall or used as an accent piece.


This rug is overall excellent condition. Please contact our rug experts at auction@nazmiyal.com or call us for any questions you may have at 212.545.8029.

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