Qum rugs are handwoven in the family workshops of the city of Qum, northwest-central Iran.
Carpet weaving in Qum is relatively recent, with early examples of Qum production dating to the early 1930s.
The technical production of Qom rugs is similar to those of Kashan. Although, Qum rugs differ in that they do not have their own distinct and original designs, instead borrow and tweak the plans of other traditional Persian rugs from neighbouring areas.
Qum is noted for its finely-woven, pure silk rugs with silk foundations - these pieces are recognised to be the finest rugs currently being woven in the world, examples of knot counts of up to 1200 KPSI are available.