A Caucasian Soumak with large repeating medallions of traditional Soumak design. It has a beautiful palette of red apple, rose pink, chestnut brown and vibrant green 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 11'10‘’ (215 cm x 360 cm)
Material: Wool on a wool foundation
Style: Flatwoven by hand Type: Caucasian Soumak Stock Number: 23173
Pantone Palette: Adobe Rose, Baked Apple, Chestnut, Blue Grass, Bud Green, Pompeian Red