Antique Caucasian Sumak

6'6" x 11' (195cm x 330cm)
The Caucasus, Azerbaijan: Late 19th Century
Flat-woven, "sumak" brocading: wool
Large, Antiques, Kilims
A beautiful antique flat-weave from the Caucasus, woven in the intricate "sumak" brocading technique, in very pleasing colors. The three large eight-pointed star medallions are distinct and very richly detailed. Caucasian sumaks like this display a very sophisticated aesthetic, inherited from earlier weaving traditions of this prolific region. They were prestigious floor coverings, often commissioned by wealthy local patrons.
Condition & Remarks
Very well preserved, sturdy and clean. Corrosion to black color, as expected. Minor repairs.