I have added these pages to my website to show you some of the common designs in Persian rugs.
The finest and most valuable handmade Oriental carpets are the pure silk rugs and the Qom carpets are the most often mentioned. Other region make silk rugs as well like in Tabriz and Keshan, but these carpets are so rare that when we talk of silk rugs, we are basically referring to handmade silk pieces that are made in the city of Qom. The city of Qom lies near the center of Iran and is to the south of Teheran, the capital of Iran. Depending on who you asked, Qom is also known as Qum and Ghom. Often referred to as a holy city, it contains several important religious sites and is known for it's religious history and monuments as well as for the super high end pure silk rugs. Like many other types of rugs, the Qom rugs come in a variety of quality ranging from the low quality wool rugs with about 80 kpsi to the very high end pure silk Qom rugs, which can have over 1200 kpsi. Unlike most other rug weaving centers in Iran, there are however not many Qom rugs that are made in the middle and you will find that most are either very cheap or very expensive. Even though the majority of Qum rugs are made of the lower quality wool type, it is the pure silk carpets that have earned such a high reputation as being some of the finest Persian rugs. Typically, the pure silk Qom rugs start at about 400 kpsi and the better quality pieces should have about 700 kpsi or more like the ones you see in my galleries. There are also Qom carpets that have well over 1000 kpsi, but they are extremely rare and very expensive even by pure silk standards.
The video here will give you some added information about the Qom Persian rugs we offer and tips on how you can check for yourself whether the rug you may already own is an authentic piece or a reproduction.
Below are just a few of our currently available pure silk Qum Persian rugs and for more, check out our main Qom rug pages.
Low Priced and rare sized Qum rug