638. an opulent Qum Persian carpet

Qum or Ghum Persian Carpet

638. Provenance: Qum (Ghum), central Iran

Size: 287 x 192 cm

Age: Circa 1980

Condition: Excellent.

Notes: A well constructed and attractive modern Qum (there aren't any really old ones as they only started a weaving industry here in the 1920s). Qums are generally very well made and pretty finely knotted. The wool is glossy and the design, with its allover field of floral sprays and birds in flight, is charming.