878. a rare old Qum Persian rug

Old Qum or Ghom Persian rug

878. Provenance: Qum, or Ghom, central Iran

Size: 210 x 138 cm

Age: circa 1970

Condition: Very good. Slight curning of the sides.

Notes: A superb and finely woven piece, featuring an unusual all-over floral repeat, reminiscent of the Herati design, yet containing actual bunches of flowers. They have only been weaving extensively in Qum and surrounding area, for eighty years or so, but they are now justifiably celebrated for the finess of their rugs.