Rare Semi-Antique Qum Rug...
This unique semi-antique pure silk Qum Persian rug is a perfect example of what the older pure silk Qum rugs are like and you can see the difference between this piece and the newer ones in terms of quality, colors and workmanship. In the old days, many Qum weavers made the pure silk pieces with Turkish knots like the Tabriz rugs, which gave them the same tightness as the Tabriz rugs. While the Qum rugs starting in the 80's are made with Persian rugs, which allows for more knots and have added more colors to their designs, many collectors of Persian rugs like the older Qum rugs as they are considered to be purer and less commercialized.
The age of this Qum rugs dates back to about 1950-1960 and as was common with silk carpets of that era, the silk is all handspun and only vegetable dyes are used. When you closely at the dark blue background, you can see the slight patina shimmer that is evidence of the dyes aging process. This old Qum rugs was treated like an artpiece and is in excellent condition. For clients who appreciate the old rug weaving techniques, this piece is a great find as finding older silk Qum rugs is becoming more and more difficult.
Info About REAL vs. FAKE Qum Rugs
Due to the large number of inquiries I receive about genuine and fake silk Qum rugs and the large amount of misinformation that are being peddled by online and rug store retailers, I have created my own YouTube channel where I offer factual information for you like the video below that is about Qum Silk Rugs. You can see the video if you view this rug page on a laptop or desktop.
If you are looking for a silk Qum Persian rug or already own one, please watch this 20 minute as it contains several important tips as there are alot of fraudulant pieces being sold as genuine and there is an awful lot of misinformation about them.
Topic #1: The different qualities in Qum rugs and a brief overview
Topic #2: Learn easy ways ot tell if the silk Qum rugs are genuine pieces
Topic #3: Signatures!! Do not fall for the sale gimmick if you are told that signatures add value
For addditional information and to learn more about Qum silk rugs, click on the link here about Qum Silk Persian rugs.