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Semi-antique handmade oversize rug No. 63715 Qum Iran 14.3 x 10.9 feet

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Item Number: 63715
Name: Qum
Country of Origin: Iran
Size: 14.3 x 10.9 ft
Made: ca. 1950
Pile: wool
Design: floral / allover
Ground Color: ivory / blue
Remarks:
This is a unique handmade / hand-knotted / traditional oriental carpet

The pile of this carpet is made of wool

This carpet is in perfect condition despite its age. It has no repairs and its full original pile.

The main element of this carpet design is the Botteh pattern, and in its smaller version: Mir design, in the West known as Paisley design. The Botteh motif is depicted in the shape of a teardrop and represents fertility and eternal life. It is often found in carpets from Kerman in Iran, India, and antique Caucasian rugs. The word Botteh comes from the Persian word for bush.
Price (incl. VAT): US-$ 9,600

Estimated delivery time:
4 - 8 working days

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More about the provenance Qum | Iran

Qum (also: "Qom" or "Ghom") is located in Central Iran and was called "Kumandan" in pre-Islamic times. After Meshed, Qum is the second most important pilgrimage city in Iran. The second Shah of the Quajar dynasty had the dome of Fatima's mausoleum covered with gold (Fatima was the sister of the 8th Imam Reza and is buried in Qum). Around 1930 carpet manufacturing began in Qum and today you have a number of esteemed manufactories in Qum. Qum rugs are mostly woven with the Persian knot as opposed to the Turkish knot with which most Persian rugs are made. In general one can characterize Qum rugs by being fine and accurately made. Some manufactories have specialized in making silk rugs and gained a high standard and high popularity.



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