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Soumak Rugs

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Soumak rugs are named after the city of Shemakha. They are very easily identified by their weave. Unlike typical hand-knotted Oriental rugs, the design is only visible from the top. The reverse side has long strands of thread across it similar to the rug pictured below. Small animals are frequently woven among geometric medallions. 

Caucasian Soumak Rug

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Soumak Caucasian Rug


(1) Jerrehian, Aram K. Jr. Oriental Rug Primer; Buying and Understanding New Oriental Rugs. Pennsylvania, Running Press, 1980. Print.

(2) Bennett, Ian. Book of Oriental Carpets and Rugs. New York, The Hamlyn Publishing Group Limited, 1972. Print.

(3) About Caucasian Rugs. 2012. <>

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