Oriental Rugs Dictionary


Soumac is a comparatively rare type of flat weave, deriving its name from the old town of Shemakja. Caucasian Soumacs are durable, often delicately patterned rug. Antique Soumacs, dating back to early 19 Century, use typically rusty brown colors and feature geometric motifs, which are taken from those in in Caucasian pile rugs. The most popular patterns include medallions, the running dog border with the dragon style in the earlier pieces.

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