Rug of the Month
The Soumak rug is a type of flat-weave that is woven in an embroidery style. The method originated in a small town in Azerbaijan and is a very popular type of weaving in Turkey and the Caucasus. It is unusual to find Iran Soumaks these days, which makes this rug even more appealing! This beautifully woven Soumak has stunning colors and an amazing amount of detail, especially for a Soumak. The center medallion is surrounded by rows of tiny flowers and the border detail is amazing. As in many Soumaks, the field is laced with images of animals, especially birds. Soumaks are a perfect selection for high traffic areas, as they are very durable and easy to clean. This one is no exception. It is a truly unique piece!