Qom is the Seventh largest metropolis and the seventh largest city in Iran. Qom rugs (also known as Qum, Ghom, Ghum) are made in the Qom province of Iran, 100km south of Tehran.
The Luxurious Qum Rugs are handmade from either pure Silk, a mixture of Wool & Silk or extremely fine Wool (Cork). They are known for their higher quality, detail and long life. They are regarded as one of the most expensive collectables in the world.
Collectors regard the Persian Qom rugs as a form of long term investment, past between families because their value is always increasing. The nature of silk reveals new colours and details every time depending on the angle of how light is reflected on them making them highly sort after.
A Kashmir rug is a hand-knotted oriental rugfrom Kashmir valley in India, which is associated with Kashmiri handicrafts. Kashmir rugs or carpets have intricate designs that are primarily oriental, floral style in a range of colors, sizes and quality.
Kashmir carpets are handmade, hand-knotted, and are primarily made using pure wool, pure silk and occasionally wool and silk blends. These are available in wide-ranging colors, designs and sizes.
Kashmir rugs are primarily made in the vicinity of Srinagar, Kashmir in North India and neighboring villages in rural parts of Kashmir.
Kashmir rugs are renowned to have bright, jewel-like color tones such as sapphire blue, ruby red, emerald green, aquamarine, amethyst, and ivory. Rugs from Kashmir are traditionally made in oriental, floral designs that typically involve significant and culturally important motifs such as the paisley, chinar tree, (the oriental plane) and tree-of-life. Most of these designs are rooted in the Kashmiri way of life and are a symbolic representation of the age-old Kashmir tradition of hospitality, warmth, and love.
It is often said in Kashmir folklore that a home is incomplete without a soul - a Kashmir carpet. The ethos of Kashmir culture is often represented in the motifs of a Kashmir rug. Although, the art of making these gorgeous rugs is not native to Kashmir and was first introduced nearly 400 years back by the Mughal rulers in India. Yet the indigenous brilliance of the local crafts-persons has made Kashmir carpets one of the most sought after works of art in the world.