Soumak is a type of flat weave constructed with the combination of smooth front face and a ragged back, which provides thick, strong and exceptionally durable structure. The construction of Soumak Rugs is different from that of the hand-knotted rug. This is a weft-wrapping technique that gives great clarity to their varied and interesting designs. They are a"flat weave," pileless rug that is thicker than the Kilims and much sturdier because of the tightness of the weave, density, and the amount of wool used in the rug. Soumak Rugs suit situations where a thinner rug is needed and also provide extraordinary durability and ease of care. Vibrant colors combined with subtle abrash(variation in depth of color) create a look and feel that pleases the contemporary eye while honoring tradition.
Add an indescribable element of good taste and refinement to your interiors with these fabulous traditional designs and transitional designs. This collection is a rare combination of beauty and value. Geometrically patterned Traditional Soumak Rugs are decorated with linear elements composed of vertical, horizontal and diagonal lines, and are formed by a repetition of the same motif. The motif of a carpet can be used to determine the particular tribe or place of origin. A pattern, whether in nature or art, in traditional Soumak Rugs relies upon three characteristics: a unit, repetition, and a system of organization. Symmetry is a fundamental organizing principle in nature and in culture. The analysis of symmetry allows for understanding the organization of a pattern, and provides a means for determining both invariance and change. By varying relationships within patterns where symmetry is expected, otherwise predictable and repetitive patterns may be transformed into great works of art.