A Persian vintage Qum rug, Number 19935-202x140

Persians have held very high regard for gardens for thousands of years. The remnants of the Pasargad Garden 550 BC and artefacts such as this old Qum carpet (circa the 1930s) demonstrate the designer’s/weaver's historical and cultural adoration for gardens. 

The creator of this rug has materialised her idea of a garden by depicting multiple forms of trees and flowers within orderly square fields, among which the weeping willows and cypress are the most notable. The cypress tree in Persian literature is often a metaphor for the beautiful figure of the beloved, and the weeping willow is the same for the charm of her/his hair.

The artist has depicted both trees, among many other flowers, in stylised forms. Such rugs are often a labour of love that the young girls weave as their dowry.

This piece is from the Persian city of Qum and was painstakingly made using the best quality yarn dyed from natural sources.