Caucasian Sumak Carpet

7'7" x 12'6" (228cm x 375cm)
The Caucasus, Azerbaijan: Mid-20th Century
Flat-weave (kilim), "sumak" wrapping technique: wool
Large, Very Large, Kilims, Rugs & Carpets
A handsome old tribal flat-weave from Azerbaijan, in large format, woven in the intricate "sumak" brocading technique. This is a very nice example of the type with a surprising color palette and finer that usual weave.

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.
Condition & Remarks
Very well preserved, sturdy and clean