Babak's Oriental Carpets
1 in stock
Location: Sumac (Antique 1925-1935)
Size: 3'11" x 3'10"
Sumac rugs are named after the town of Shemakja, in which they were first woven. They are a flat-woven rug that contain beautiful embroidery in which the embroidery threads are not cut off in the back. Sumac rugs are made with geometric patterns and generally have tribal motifs surrounding the geometric patterns. These tribal motifs are commonly small birds. Because of their flat weave Sumac rugs are a good choice for high-traffic areas and they are very popular in Western Europe because they suit all types of décor, including contemporary, modern, and traditional.
Sumac rugs are hand-woven and hand-knotted with 100% wool and they are embroidered with 100% pure silk. Because the embroidery threads are not cut off in the back of the rug they hang from 2-4 cm from the back. This means that the pattern is only visible from one side and only that one side is ever facing up. These rugs are also stiffly woven, which means that they make really good floor rugs, although they have also been used as curtains, as bed covers, as animal covers, and on bag faces. As floor rugs Sumac rugs are commonly made as large area rugs, small area rugs, and runner rugs. Those Sumac rugs that are embroidered with silk make better decorative rugs than floor rugs.
Like most other hand-woven rugs from Turkey and the surrounding area, Sumac rugs are woven with skills that have been passed down the family line, from generation to generation. This means that Sumac rugs are of the absolute highest quality, far superior to anything that is machine-made. It also means that each and every Sumac rug is unique. No two are alike so that means that a room that contains a Sumac rug is also very unique.
Price Range and Value:
MEDIUM TO HIGH (Collectable Antiques)
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