Soumaks are woven using the supplementary weft technique. In plain kilims, the horizontal weft threads pass over and under vertical warp threads. In Soumaks, the wefts actually wrap around the warps--resulting in a thicker rug with a rich embroidered look. Yurdan's Turkish and Persian Soumaks are both beautiful and durable--a good choice for high traffic areas.
Persian Kilims are flatweaves including Gelim, Sumakh, Jajim, & Sofreh types. A thousand years ago, every town in Iran had its own distinct weaving style. Society was also a factor: elegant silk carpets signalled wealth and distinction, while Sufis and Dervishes (who shunned earthly materialism) wove coarser rugs. Among the Azerbaijani, Shahsevan and Qashqa'i nomads, slit-woven tapestry predominated. Over time, village motifs and styles intermingled. But whether made for kings or shepherds, both old and new Persian rugs remain treasured throughout the world for their ethnic splendor. Let Yurdan.com be your source of woven history! Synonymous with High Fashion, a Persian kilim will be the centerpiece of your home, & enjoyable for many years to come. We offer various Persian rugs including new and antique Persian kilims, Soumaks, Rahrah, Afshar, Bakhtiari, Lori, and Shiraz kilims, as well as discount kilims.
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