This stunning Persian Soumak (Sumak) tribal, flat weave, hand knotted rug is made of pure wool. The construction of a Soumak means they are strong and exceptionally durable. The main colours in this handmade rug are earthy tones; brown, black, yellow and red. This vintage rug was produced in the 1970’s in Iran, so it is approx. 45 years old.
A Soumak (Sumak) is a type of brocading or flat-woven pile. They are a flat weave, pileless rug that is thicker than the Kilim (Kelim) and much sturdier because of the tightness of the weave, density, and the amount of wool used in the rug. They suit areas where a thinner rug is needed, and also provide extraordinary durability and ease of care.
This Sumak rug is in perfect condition. The reason for the crease in the middle of the rug is that it was shipped here while folded and we just unpacked it for this photo. The crease is not permanent and will definitely go away once left unfolded.
There are many benefits to natural wool rugs. Not only are they incredibly soft and comfortable, there is also the benefit of natural wool being fire retardant, eco-friendly and biodegradable. The biggest benefit of natural wool is to your health. Natural wool and dyes are very safe for children, asthma and allergy sufferers because wool rugs reduce the dust in the air to more than half of that found on hard surfaces. Wool is the best fibre for a rug because it is a natural fibre so if you have pets such as dogs or cats their hair does not stick to the rug, it actually repels it and pet hair can be removed very easily by vacuuming the rug.
Material: Natural Wool Foundation, Natural Wool Weave, Natural Vegetable Dyes
Size: 310cm x 160cm (10’2″ x 5’2″)
Country of Origin: Iran (Persia)
Disclaimer: Due to hand weaving, slight imperfections are inherently characteristic and may occur.
If you have any questions at all, do not hesitate to ask.
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