Persian Sumak Kilim Rug this one-of-a-kind antique handcrafted flat weave area rug was woven using three different weaving techniques to create this tribal design. It would have taken a nomadic weaver around 4-6 months to finish weaving this piece. Intricate design featuring stylised animal and plant motifs throughout. In excellent condition. Perfectly sized for entry or small narrow spaces like hallways.
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DIMENSIONS: 21" W x 41" L
MATERIALS: Pure Hand Spun Wool Pile On Wool Base
ORIGIN: Hand Woven in Central East Persia by Nomadic Weaver.
CIRCA: Pre 1900
FACTS & HISTORY: Soumak rugs most likely originated in the Shirvan region of the Caucasus in the 17th century and, eventually, went on to be woven in parts of Iran by the Kurds and the Shahsavan tribe, and also in parts of Afghanistan. In present day, Soumak rugs are primarily woven in the large weaving districts of India.
Soumak rugs are different from piled rugs because of the unique weaving techniques used to create them. Unlike the pile area rugs, Soumak rugs do not have a pile at all. In fact, a Soumak rug is more closely related to a tapestry that you might hang on a wall. The tapestry-like weaves used to create Soumak rugs give them a coarse feel and a textured look. After hair from a sheep is sheared, the wool collected from the animal is spun by hand to create bundles of yarn that a weaver will turn into a beautiful area rug.