Persian Qum Silk
Stock No. BR-100-001352
This is a handmade carpet from the Qom area in Iran. It is made of silk. The extraordinary thing about this carpet is the vibrancy of its colours. It is a central medallion carpet which has a combination of blues, yellows, and reds.
The blue colour that forms the base colour of the field is so spectacularly alive that it has an aquamarine aspect to it. One almost senses that the flowers are floating on water. This aspect of the intensity of the blue colour and its shimmering effect has been noted by researchers and connoisseurs of silk carpets. It is said that the Qom region is particularly fortunate because of its water composition. When the natural silk is washed, the composition of the water provides the silk with this vibrant, shimmering colour aspect, which we can see here.
The carpet itself is one of tremendous optimism in that the colour blue indicates a serene aspect and loyalty.
The yellow colour itself is one that is often associated with a sense of new beginnings, a dawn, and the power of the sun itself.
A carpet like this is not one that is bleak. It is one that captures enormous optimism and magnificence and beauty. The yellow in the spandrel areas is a wonderful contrast and complement to blue. So often we do think of blue skies and yellow sands and that association is natural to our mind's eye. What is interesting also is in each of the corner spandrels there is a red flower which is very much larger than the other flowers in this carpet. The impact of this carpet is massive given these considerations and the carpet itself would provide a magnificent focal point in any setting. Whilst it is not a particularly large carpet, being 1.46cm by 1m, its vibrancy and the powerful use of design and colour combination means that it would be certainly a focal point or accent point in any interior design scheme and used intelligently it could make a magnificent addition to a most luxurious room.