Antique Caucasian Sumak
- Dimensions, Origin, Age, Structure & Material
- 6'2" x 10'10" (185cm x 325cm)
The Caucasus: Late 19th Century
Flat-weave, "sumak" wrapping technique: wool
- Large, Medium, Antiques, Kilims
- A very nice antique flat-weave from the Caucasus, woven in the intricate "sumak" brocading technique, featuring the classic three diamond medallion layout in a harmonious color palette of natural dyes.
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.