311 cm x 231 cm
Floral Old Ghom, beige with border
|Place of origin|
|Size||311 cm x 231 cm (= 7.18 qm)|
Weft & Warp: cotton
|Year of manufacture||1950|
|Coloring||beige, blue gray|
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.
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 beautiful contrast to the center.
The repeating elements in the center field of this Ghom rug have no specific center (so-called repeating pattern). The repeating pattern has a calming but not boring effect. Rugs with repeating patterns are also called patterned.
The background of this Ghom is beige. The border features beige and blue gray.
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 1950. We have cleaned it thoroughly and restored it lovingly. Therefore it is in very good condition despite its age.
The pile of this Ghom has been hand-knotted from high-quality virgin wool. Virgin wool is obtained through the gentle shearing of sheep. Virgin wool is a sustainable, natural raw material with a number of impressive properties; due to the wool's natural fat content, the surface repels water droplets and is thus naturally impervious to dirt. Wool also offers excellent thermal insulation, has a regulating effect on living climate and muffles sound. The weft and warp threads of this Ghom are made of cotton. This versatile material is tear-resistant and stretchable and, therefore, ideal for a durable backing fabric.