Lot 5139

Vintage Persian Silk Qum Rug 4 ft 10 in x 3 ft 3 in (1.47 m x 0.99 m)

Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000

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Breathtaking Hunting Design Silk Persian Qum Rug , Country of Origin / Rug Type: Vintage Persian Rug, Circa Date: Late 20th Century

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Persian hunting rugs are a special category among collectors and connoisseurs of Persian rugs. They recall the glory, splendor, and mythologies surrounding the Royal Courts of the Persian Empire. They depict scenes of hunting and victory among the rulers of the Safavid Dynasty. These artistic rugs are beautiful, detailed, and show a level of skill that is found in only the finest pieces.

Many times, hunting scene silk Qum rugs recall a famous poem or story. The symbolism of the vintage silk Persian rugs are complex. The field of the vintage Persian rug often reflects a time of conflict, but the outer borders often contain a garden or poem, which is reminiscent of times of peace and abundance. This theme reminds us that even when times are chaotic, peace is never far away.

This silk rug stands out for its exquisite use of color and level of detail that gives the pictorial elements a realistic character and feel. The abundant plant and animal life represents a time of prosperity. Many times, Qum hunting rugs are hung on the wall instead of being used as a carpet. This one is a smaller size and is perfect as a piece of artwork for the wall. This rug is made from silk, which allows it to reflect light in the room in a way that only this fiber can do. This gives it a luster that will brighten any space and give it a classic look.

Qum is a city that did not come into its own as a rug making center until the 20th century, but when they did, they had centuries of tradition to rely on. As a result, they were quickly able to establish themselves in the world of fine rugs. This small size rug is an excellent example of their work, and will make a charming addition to any traditional decor, or to add a vintage element to a more contemporary design.


Lot # 5139 is in perfect condition. The pile is 100% silk and full and even. There is no wear and tear in this rug. The foundation is 100% silk with no cracking or dryness. The two ends are original and complete and secured. The two sides are original and secured. This rug is clean with no stains and floor ready. 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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