Rug of the Month
Have you been by the new shop yet and seen the beautiful front room? This rug hangs in the window and looks fabulous! This is a 5'9"x10'2" Soumak with amazing colors and intricate details. A Soumak is a unique kind of flat-weave rug. The stitch resembles a herring-bone stitch and the rows look to reverse themselves. Soumaks were made popular out of a town in Northern Iran where they were first made for commercial use. Most Soumaks are made with geometric designs and bright colors. The weft threads are colored wool wrapped tightly around the warp threads. This kind of weaving results in a very durable rug which holds up well in high traffic areas, but is also much lighter in weight than a hand-knotted rug -- so light is can even be used as a wall hanging as in the picture above. Soumaks are well worth considering when looking for a rug for your home. Not only are they found in a large variety of sizes and colors, they also tend to be less expensive than their hand-knotted counterparts because is takes less materials and fewer man-hours to create.
We have many different Soumaks in our showroom in a variety of colors and sizes. Below are pictures of a few we have available.