A Caucasian Soumak with rich blue and red tones. It has striking floral medallions and subtle abrash (colour variation) that is characteristic of rugs that were dyed with organic plant dyes.
Soumak rugs are made using a flat weave technique (rather than a knotting technique) and come from the Caucases region. Most are Azeri in origin. Soumak rugs are known for their bright colours and geometric patterns. They are notable for their repeating centre medallions. The Soumak flat weave technique is similar to the technique that is used to make kilims. However, the Soumak technique produces rugs that are significantly stronger and more durable than kilims. Soumak rugs have unclipped yarns on the reverse side.
This rug is in excellent condition with even wear consistent with age.
Age: 70 years old Size: 7’1‘’ x 11’ (215 cm x 334 cm) Material: Wool on a wool foundation Type: Caucuses Soumak
Method: Flatwoven by hand Stock Number: 23147
Pantone Palette: Dark Blue, Rhubarb, Old Rose, Autumn Sunset, Milky Blue, Samba