There is something alluring about a Caucasian tribal rug, and this one is a spectacular example that will make you fall in love. The beautiful colors and primitive designs of these rugs have won the hearts of the world over the last few centuries. This rug was created during the 1920s and uses a flat weave soumak technique rather than pile to create the design.
Soumak rugs differ from pile rugs in many ways. They are thought to have originated in the Shirvan region of the Caucasus Mounting in the seventeenth century. The technique later spread to other surrounding areas, including as far as India. They share many of the design motifs and color palettes with other pile rugs of the region.
The creation of soumak rugs resembles tapestry weaving then traditional rug knotting. This flat weave creates crisp, clear lines. The soumak stitch also creates a coarse texture on the surface of the rug that is earthy and rustic. They are also durable because the technique involves wrapping the weft yarn around the warp threads. This gives the warp threads some protection against wear.
Soumak rugs often have a stiffer drape, resembling heavier rugs. They are perfect for creating texture in your space. This soumak rug has a tribal design and is perfect for creating a cozy Boho Chic space, or you could use it in styles like Farmhouse, Cottagecore, or Cabin-style rooms. The brilliant colors and patterns will bring out the maximalist in you and encourage you to mix and match patterns throughout the space.
Red is a color that used to be used only sparingly in room designs. Recently, red has become a primary color. You no longer have to be afraid to splash it on your walls, use it in window treatments, or include a piece of furniture in red. This rug is the perfect way to add drama to your space and create a design that makes a statement.