I have added these pages to my website to show you some of the common designs in Persian rugs. The finest in Persian rugs are the pure silk rugs and the best known among them are made in the holy city of Qom. Qom rugs are very much like other city rugs, in that the quality can range from very low to extremely high and the best known Qom carpets are the pure silk pieces, which are also some of the most expensive Persian rugs you can find.
My showcase here is going to highlight only a small and yet very popular segment of those pure silk Qom rugs that feature pictorial hunting scenes. Even those the Qom rugs come in many different designs, shapes, and colors, it is a certain unique hunting scene design that set them apart from other Persian carpets. To give you a few examples, I have included those below from my past collection.
As you can see in the examples of our current selection of pure silk hunting Qum Persian rugs, these scenic pure silk Qom carpets come in various sizes and can range from small 2'x3' to very large sizes.The most common are the 3'x5' and 5'x7' sizes due to the fact that most people like to hang them on walls. Sometimes I also offer larger pieces, but they are extremely rare and hard to find. Also, the quality of the pure silk can vary greatly depending on the workmanship and skill of the weaver. Many of the hunting Qum rugs that you see offered on the internet are around 400 kpsi and they are the cheapest and lowest quality pure silk Qom carpets you can find. The reason why you will see so many of them is that the sellers know that the buyer can not physically see the rugs and since the pictures all look the same, it is easier to sell a 400 kpsi piece than a 700 kpsi, which is much more expensive. Most of the Qom hunting rugs have the riders on the horses and the animals that are being hunted. The scenes are typically based on stories of the imperial court in the ancient Persian empire and some of the rugs will have poems written around the borders telling the stories.
As with all hunting scenes, there are lots of plants and animals depicted throughout the rugs, but there are often times two different setting depicted in the Qom rugs, which is a bit unusual. While the inside of the rug is showing off the hunt, the borders often depict the different plants and animal in a peaceful time. A typical example might have animals drinking from a water hole, pictures of trees and plants, and animals playing. You might also notice the horizontal Qom rugs, which are very rare in Persian carpets. Some of the pictorial Qom rugs are deliberately woven with a horizontal pattern because they are often framed afterwards. If you were to visit an Iranian home or restaurant (which I would highly recommend - food is great), you will often find framed rugs and the pure silk Qom rugs are often framed due to their very high quality.
Below are some examples of our current selection of pure silk Qom Persian rugs with the hunting design and to see all of them, click here.
Masterpiece quality Hunting Rug at a great price
Nicely done pictorial Qum Hunting rug
Pictorial Hunting Qum rug with rare color