Qum rugs are known by several monikers; sometimes they are referred to as Qom rugs, other times Ghom rugs or Ghum rugs. Qum, the namesake for the Qum rug, is considered to be a holy city that is located 100 km south of Tehran in the center of Iran. Rugs that have been woven in the past hundred years compete with those of the best quality rugs on the market today. Even though they are not traditionally a center of crafting, the Qom province is said to produce some of the finest Oriental rugs that are available today. These rugs tend to be rich in quality, sturdiness, and own an indescribable attraction to them. Their quality is considered to be outstanding when it comes to its materials and construction.