Qom Rugs

Persian silk carpet from Qom by Nain Trading, approx. 1.000.000 knots/m2
Persian silk carpet from Qom by Nain Trading, approx. 1.000.000 knots/m2

Two Qom silk rugs in direct comparison

Facts
Type Persian Rugs
Location Central Iran (former Persia)
Typical Knot Density 240,000 - 600,000 knots / sqm
Characteristics Known for very high quality natural silk

Only the riverbed in which the city of Qom (Ghom, Qum) lies has dried up. The carpets of this carpet provenance beyond the Iranian borders, on the other hand, are widespread and highly valued. They stand for fine quality with very dense knotting. Some Persian carpets from this region have a knot density of more than 600,000 knots, consequently belong to the very fine Iranian craftsmanship.

The used material of Qom carpets is also of special origin. Silk carpets as well as wool carpets are crafted here. Natural silk from Qum is known worldwide for its high quality. The carpets show patterns from very different regions of Iran. Among others, figurative patterns with stylized plants and animals are common. Medallion designs can also be found.

Although carpets have only been knotted in this region for almost 100 years, Ghom carpets are very popular and valued for their discreet luxury. The quality of natural silk from Qom is particularly well known. For example, silk carpets from Qum are highly appreciated.


Examples of this Type


These rugs have been provided from an assortment of over 1.000 Qom rugs by Nain Trading from Hamburg. Hamburg, Germany is still the most important hub for the trade of oriental rugs in the Western World with Nain Trading offering one of the largest assortments of handmade oriental carpets worldwide.



Impressions from Qom

Ghom Fatemeh Heiligtum, Iran Fatima Schrein, Ghom Iran
Fatemeh Masumeh Shrine in Qom, Iran Fatemeh Masumeh Shrine in Qom, Iran

Location - where do you find the city of Qom?

The city lies between Kashan and Tehran on the river of the same name.





Categories of Persian Rugs


Abadeh
Robust Persian rugs, characterised by their hexagonal centre medallion.
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Ardebil
Robust Persian rugs that are ideal for everyday use and affordable at the same time.

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Afshar
Knotted by former nomads with straight-line patterns, today very popular again.
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Bakhtiar
Garden motifs from Persian gardens, for which these rugs are known and appreciated.
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Bidjar
Rugs knotted in Kurdish style and known for their firm pile.

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Gabbeh
Simple and elegant – probably the most famous nomad rugs from Iran.
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Ghashghai
Typically knotted in reddish brown colours and on horizontal looms.
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Qom
Rugs that stand for luxury and are especially known for their natural silk.
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Hamadan
Different colours and patterns come from the Hamadan region.
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Heriz
Large elaborate central medallions can be found on these rugs.
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Isfahan
Some of the finest rugs come from Isfahan. Also collectors find a highly valuable piece here.
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Kerman
Floral patterns from one of the once most highly regarded rug regions.
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Kashan
Rugs with an excellent reputation and a far-reaching tradition.
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Koliai
Robust and strong, these carpets were knotted by Kurds in Iran.
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Mashhad
Different designs, which originate from the probably holiest place of Iran.
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Moud
Popular for the garden motifs or the well-known Herati pattern.
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Nahavand
Typically, these rugs are kept in red and blue.

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Nain
They belong to the finest rugs and are known for their striking design.
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Senneh
Rugs with mostly geometric patterns from the provincial capital of Kurdistan.

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Shiraz
Typical nomadic carpets from the old Shiraz among the ancient ruins of Persepolis.
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Tabriz
Well-known rugs with central medallion in different levels of quality.
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