I have added several informational pages to my website to explain various Persian rugs in more detail and among them are the very popular pure silk Qum Persian rugs with a hunting design.
The city of Qum (or Qom, Ghom, or Qoom depending on who you ask) is one of the main rug weaving areas of Iran and located about 100 miles (150km) south of Iran. It is considered to be Iran's spiritual and religious center and plays a great role in the Iranian society.
For centuries, Qum developed a rich rug weaving culture and many of the historical places, architecture, religion and culture became promiment features in Qum rugs. Also, as a well known place in the Persian history, it was a center of artist and the rug weavers became known for making the famous pure silk Qum rugs. These are some of the finest and most collected Persian rugs you will find and especially the smaller and medium pieces are typically hang on walls or placed in special places where they are treasured as artpieces. As you can see in the examples of our current and past examples of pure silk hunting Qum Persian rugs, these scenic pure silk Qom carpets come in various sizes and can range from small 2'x3' (.60x.90m) to very large sizes.The most common pictorial Qum Persian are the 3'x5' (1x1,5m) and 5'x7' (1,5x2m). Sometimes I also offer larger pieces, but they are hard to find since the weavers typically don't make them due to a small demand for large pictorial rugs. 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 tend to have around 400 kpsi as they are far cheaper than the higher quality pieces. Most of the pictorial Qom hunting rugs also 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 Qum hunting rugs typically show the scene, the borders often depict different plants and animal in a undisturbed way. 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 pictorial 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 fin Qum rugs hanging on walls d due to their very high quality.
Below are some of our pure silk Qom Persian rugs with the hunting design and to see all of them, click here: Qum Hunting Rugs.
15 minute video I made for you will give you some added information about Pictorial Qum Hunting Rugs in response to questions and comments that are often mentioned by my clients.