Rug and carpet weaving is one of the most ancient traditions of Persian culture and art. Dating back to the Bronze Age (c. 3500-2000 B.C.), carpets started as a must-have home article to ward off the cold and developed into symbols of wealth and beauty. Tabriz is one of the most important rug-weaving centers in Iran and the epicenter of some of the most skillfully designed and woven rugs in the world

The city of Qum is a large Persian city 90 miles south of Teheran and is considered a sacred place among Iranians. Its weaving industry, started only in the 20th century, has developed an unequalled reputation for spectacular pieces of pure hand-woven silk.
Prices tend to be very high, reflecting superb quality of materials, design and execution. Styles and patterns vary tremendously, as this city usually recreates ancient historical patterns from many other noble sources.
Qum Rugs are the finest rugs
Qum rugs are among the finest in the world. Qum rugs have no pattern unique to the city, so rugs are produced in a variety of beautiful and historic designs. Qum rugs tend to be the most expensive Persian rugs.
Qum rugs have designs that include detailed medallions, all-over patterns of great intricacy, and breath-taking pictorials and hunting scenes.
Some pieces of fine wool are also made there. Although signatures are found on fine rugs made in other cities, the weavers of Qum rugs take such enormous pride in their product that they very frequently weave their signatures into a small part of the carpet's border.




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