Alter Ghom made of pure silk
119 cm x 74 cm
Nr. 11136

€2,790

Floral Alter Ghom made of pure silk, turquoise with border, Medaillon and signature

Place of origin
Persien
Size119 cm x 74 cm (= 0.88 qm)
Manufacturinghand knotted
MaterialFlor: pure silk
Weft & Warp: pure silk
Knots/m21.210.000
Pile height4mm
Year of manufacture1970
Coloringturquoise, light green
EditionSingle piece

Place of origin

Ghom is a relatively recent place of origin for Persian rugs. The city Ghom (also Gom, Ghoum, Goum) is located in the center of Iran, about 100 km south of the capital city of Tehran. Since building on an old tradition of rug-making was not an option in Ghom, patterns were and are adopted from other areas. With time, however, a unique style has emerged from this. The silk rugs from Ghom are among the most famous and highest quality rugs in the world today. The panel of Ghom rugs often has a light background and is decorated with finely drawn medallion patterns or continuous boteh or vase patterns. This old Ghom is more than 40 years old and a true collector's item.

Patterns

The luxuriant flower motifs of this Ghom are elegant and varied. The graceful vegetative symbols representing flowers, leaves and branches are artfully intertwined.

The edge of the rug is decorated with an edging (border). The border forms a glorious contrast to the center.

In the middle of the central field of this Ghom is the symmetrical center, also called medallion. The design of the field is arranged in such a way that it gives the impression that the medallion is floating on the field.

A special highlight of this Ghom is its signature. The signature documents the production in one of the most renowned weaving workshops in Ghom. The signature in Arabic characters is an expression of the individuality and noble origin of this rug.

The background of this Ghom is turquoise. The border features light blue and light green.

Condition

You are not the first to appreciate this Ghom. It has had owners before you who have cherished and used it. It was hand knotted about 1970. We have cleaned it thoroughly and restored it lovingly. Therefore it is in very good condition despite its age.

Material

The silk of the pile of this Ghom allows the colors forming the pattern to shine in different facets depending on the lighting. It makes this Ghom a real jewel and creates a cozy and at the same time very elegant and premium atmosphere in the room. Silk is manually extracted from the cocoons of the silk moth. Since individual silk threads are extremely long, the result is very thin yarns, which are nevertheless tear-resistant under low stress. Smaller rug knots can be made with this thin yarn, which create finer patterns. Therefore, the finest rugs in the world are hand-knotted made of pure silk. In this Ghom even the background is made of pure silk. Due to the thin but durable material of the weft and warp threads, a particularly fine knotting and, therefore, a particularly fine pattern is feasible.

The colors of this carpet change depending on which side it is viewed from. It depends on whether the light falls on the line or against the line of the pile. We have therefore taken pictures of this rug from different perspectives.
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