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Antique Persian Qum (Qom) Rugs & Carpets What are Qum (Qom) Rug and Carpet

Qom rugs and carpets (or Qum, Ghom, Ghum) are made in the Qom Province of Iran,

Qom is a Persian rug and carpet characterized by intricate patterns and designs. It originated in Iran and is now produced in various countries, including India and Pakistan.

Qom rugs are usually made from wool or cotton and feature intricate geometric, floral, and animal motifs. The patterning of a Qom rug is often intricate and complex, requiring the skills of a master weaver to create intricate and delicate patterns. Furthermore, the colors used in Qom rugs often have a special significance.

For example, red and blue are seen as symbols of protection and fertility. Additionally, the colors used often have religious symbolism, with yellow and green being associated with the Zoroastrian religion and green and blue being associated with Islam.

Qom silk rugs and carpets

Qom silk rugs and carpets originate from Qom in Central Iran (formerly Persia), around 100 km south of Tehran. These rugs are known for their high quality, dense knotting, and intricate patterns. The colors of Qom rugs are red, medium blue, ivory, gold, brown, and black. Tree of life and medallion motifs feature heavily in rugs knotted in Qom. These rugs are often placed on walls and are usually small, although they can occasionally be found in larger sizes.

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