Beautiful Antique Tribal Soumak Caucasian Rug 49342, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Caucasian Rug, Circa Date: 1900 – This exceptionally rare Soumak Caucasian rug was created around the turn of the 20th century. The rich colors and traditional Caucasian design have a tribal feel that would be the perfect match to a Boho chic room or eclectic design. The colors and patterns are gorgeous, but this rug is also special for another reason.
This rug was created using the Soumak technique. It is different from a flat weave or pile rug. This technique involves using a method where the weft threads are wrapped around the warp, creating a rug that is thick and strong. The back is often left ragged with the loose ends visible. This is a characteristic of rugs using this technique. Another characteristic of this weaving technique is that it creates a herringbone pattern, with each row slanting in the opposite direction.
The Soumak technique is typically attributed to the Kurdish tribe, Shahsavan tribe, or Baluch tribe of Persia, but it can be found throughout the region. It has also been found in other works around the world, but rugs using this technique are found most frequently in rugs of this region. The name comes from a town in what is now Azerbaijan because this town produced many of these rugs, but the technique did not originate there.
A Soumak technique rug is a rare find in the modern world, and their historical production was attributed to a specific area. This is a rug with an exceptionally fine weave and has an intricate pattern. One of the qualities that make Soumak regional rugs particularly beautiful is the way the wool reflects the light. The weaving technique causes each row to reflect the light differently, creating a glow that makes the colors seem to stand out and appear to be brighter. The rug has a smooth look on the surface that also accentuates the design and makes it appear sharp and crisp.
This is a breathtaking antique rug that would complement a variety of contemporary styles. It has the precision and symmetry to give it a formal feel, but it still has a uniquely tribal feel that characterizes carpets from this area of the world. The colors are fresh and vibrant, and the rich tones give it a regal feel. This piece is an exceptional find and would be an important piece in any collection. However, its vibrancy and global character make it the perfect addition to any space.