Antique Caucasian Sumak

(DK-104-1)
7'5" x 10'3" (223cm x 308cm)
The Caucasus: Late 19th Century
wool
(Available)
Categories
Large, Kilims, Antiques
Description
A very handsome antique flat-weave from the Caucasus, woven in the intricate "sumak" brocading technique, with rich details and in a very pleasing color palette derived from natural dyes. The classic three diamond medallion layout is rendered in a whimsical manner, with variations in the sizes and shapes of the medallions.

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.