GOOM CARPETS


Gooms come from the holy city of Qum, in central Iran. They are amazing specimens of Persian handicraft whose production was vigorously re-launched just at the beginning of the 20th century, under the initiative of ambitious merchants from Kashan, encouraged by the Shaha.


The Goom Korks are renowned among wool specimens. They are solely made of wool taken from the neck and underarms of lambs which, never exposed to external agents, provides outstanding softness. This particularly candid and very soft wool enables the creation of very thin threads of fibres and thus carpets with high knot density.


Gooms pieces entirely made of silk boast an even denser weave, which can have even more than 10,000 knots per sq. dm.. They exhibit a very rich colour palette with nice nuances. The traditional and refined designs rely on floral or naturalistic patterns, which are exceedingly rich in details and clearly inspired by the elegant motifs produced during the Safavid dynasty. The weaving technique is the classic Farsibaft, performed with outstanding ability and smoothness. Some specimens are called Goom Teherans as their design and colours look very similar to the rare Teheran carpets.


Goom carpet

Qum rug