RARE CAUCASIAN SOUMAK CARPET
A sought after form of rug, the flatweave Caucasian Soumak having a 4 rows of large rectilinear
indigo and white Z’s (S’s), filled wit small polychrome Z’s (S’s), on a red geometric field, within a reciprocal
diamond outer border; wool on wool foundation with all vegetal dyes, original endings and fringe. The Z (or S)
form is sometimes known as a sileh, and said to be derived from dragons on much earlier knotted rugs.
Condition: Good to excellent; original endings and fringes; minimal neat
Note: An identical rug sold Christie’s East, for 15,400.00; see Oriental Rugs, Ware, 1992,
center color plate and p. 191
Approximately 7’ x 9’
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