171 cm x 104 cm
Floral Ghom, dark red with border
|Place of origin|
|Size||171 cm x 104 cm (= 1.78 qm)|
|Material||Flor: cork wool with pure silk|
Weft & Warp: cotton
|Year of manufacture||1980|
|Coloring||dark red, beige|
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.
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.
This Ghom is decorated with the so-called Mehrab or Mihrab motif. Mehrab refers to the Islamic prayer niche in mosques, which shows the direction of prayer qibla, i.e. the direction of Mecca. Traditionally, rugs with the Mehrab motif are used by Muslims for prayer and are therefore particularly treasured.
The background of this Ghom is beige. The colors dark red and beige dominate the overall impression. The border features dark red, gold and beige.
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 1980. It has been thoroughly cleaned and only partially restored condition but is in good condition. We have not completely restored this Ghom because we think it is as it is effect. If you would like, we will of course restore the rug further for you. We can restore almost any rug to an almost perfect condition.
The pile of this Ghom has been hand-knotted from cork wool and silk. Cork wool is a particularly fine, almost velvety knotting yarn. Cork wool is taken from the neck, belly and the insides of the legs of the sheep and is of particularly high quality. The pattern of this Ghom is highlighted with shiny pure silk, which is manually extracted from the cocoons of the silk moth. The silk elements create a shimmering contrast and let the colors, depending on the lighting, shine in different nuances. 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.