Qum Persian Carpet:

Qum Persian Carpet: "Supernatural Garden" (People of the Qum district of Iran) - Traditional Rugs and Textiles

Qum Persian Carpet: "Supernatural Garden" (People of the Qum district of Iran)

W6'-8" x L 10'-0"Hand knotted of Mulberry silk; asymmetrically knotted, extremely high thread count.Persian culture is world renowned for its textile artistry. This stunning carpet was conceptualized and constructed by the Shiazi Atelier from the Qum district of Iran. It was specifically designed by master weaver Shrazi - part of the golden age of Qum Persian carpet design - and is one of the most notable in the NOA collection. Possessing an extremely high thread count, this extraordinary rug is centered by a floral motif that develops poetically throughout. There lies a large diagonal background in black pitch, overlaid by an oval shape of interconnected flower stems. Uniquely, the center is clearly marked by a “rug within a rug,” serving as a visual pun to the viewer The piece is also known as a “pictorial carpet” or “rug tableau.” That is, it is designed to be hung on the wall (or laid on the floor). The process of stylizing and preserving the form of such textiles requires a deep knowledge of craft as transmitted via oral tradition through centuries in Persian culture.