Caucasian Sumak Carpet

7'5" x 12'4" (223cm x 370cm)
The Caucasus, Azerbaijan: Mid-20th Century
Flat-weave (kilim), "sumak" wrapping technique: wool
Large, Very Large, Kilims, Rugs & Carpets
A lovely old tribal flat-weave from Azerbaijan, woven in the intricate "sumak" brocading technique. Combining a tribal design sensibility with the classical weaving traditions of this prolific region, large sumaks like this continued to be woven well into the 20th century. This is a very nice example of the type with a soft color palette, enhanced by the dramatic "abrash", color shift at the bottom end.
Condition & Remarks
Very well preserved, sturdy and clean