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An antique 19th century Caucasian Soumak Persian tribal long rug offers blue ground having traditional repeating geometric pattern of central stacked medallions, stylized dragons, foliate and floral elements with a running dog border, oriental carpet, c1860. Measures: 43\" x 103\". Additional Information:Soumak (also spelled Soumakh, Sumak, Sumac, or Soumac) is a tapestry technique of weaving strong and decorative textiles used as rugs and domestic bags. Baks used for bedding are known as Soumak Mafrash. Soumak is a type of flat weave, somewhat resembling but stronger and thicker than kilim, with a smooth front face and a ragged back, where kilim is smooth both sides. Soumak lacks the slits characteristic of kilim, as it is usually woven with supplementary weft threads as continuous supports.The technique involves wrapping coloured weft threads over and under the warp threads, adding strength and embroidery-like pattern. ***IN-HOUSE SHIPPING & DELIVERY QUICK QUOTES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST***


Overall very good condition with some wear and brown dye corrosion

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19th C Caucasian Soumak Dragon Rug w/Running Dog Border

Estimate $1,000 - $1,500Nov 02, 2019
Starting Bid $500