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The Soumak

What is a Soumak? Soumak (Soumakh, Sumak) Rugs are a type of Oriental rug belonging to the family of flat weaves. The technique of making a soumak involves wrapping wefts over four warps before drawing them back under the last two warps. The process is repeated from selvedge to selvedge. Soumaks tend to be finely woven, and although not as durable as piled carpets, they are stronger than kilims. They are made in the Caucasus, southern Persia and...

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