The navy-black ground displays a very close pattern of palmettes, leaves and wriggling cloudbands on this central Persian city carpet with a fine weave. Carpets have been woven in Qum since the later 1930’s and this fine example shows a three by four textile pattern repeat highlighted in straw and golden-beige. The fine execution continues into the same-scale main border of leaves and palmettes on midnight blue-black, with oblique palmette corner resolutions. Erect, short-clipped pile. Good condition with a cotton foundation. .