Soumak Texture Lion Rug
Thickness: 2-5 mm
Size: 5′10″ x 4′1″ / 1.79 x 1.25 mt.
Carpet ID: SMYNSC011816
Soumaks are made in Iran, Caucasus and Turkish Anatolia featuring ancient symbols, small birds and geometric animals. When weaving the soumak, the horizontal threads are wrapped on the vertical threads. This creates a stitch brocade appearance. The technique involves wrapping coloured weft threads over and under the warp threads, adding strength and distinctive texture. Soumak rugs have a lot of depth which is achieved through this unique weaving technique that also includes part knotting, part weaving and part embroidery. These outstanding rugs are highly decorative and diverse textile pieces that work well both with modern and traditional furnishings.