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#VINTAGE SUMMER CLEARANCE 1980s Flatweave Afghani Soumak Rug (3219)

SUMMER CLEARANCE 1980s Flatweave Afghani Soumak Rug (3219)
[picked up from Etsy]

Long Story Short:
Style: Soumak weave
Country of Origin: Afghanistan
Condition: Good – Very Good
Size: 4'6" x 6'6"
Content: 100% Wool
Age: circa 1980s
Suggested Retail Price: $1295

Short Story Long:
This piece is a flatweave rug, but it isn't like the kelims that you are probably accustomed to. This rug is a Soumak weave, which is almost like a chain stitch piece. It is heftier and sturdier than a kelim, but it still has no pile and is flat. A soumak is woven almost like a suzani or needlepoint piece. They are a thick and sturdy textile, but they aren't as stiff as pile rugs, so you can do a whole lot more than just walk on them. You can drape them over …
$ 316.00

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