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.
Caucasian rugs are among the most valuable Oriental carpets in the world. Since ancient times, rugs from the mountainous Caucasus region have been prized for their superb wool, bright colors, and exceptional weaving quality. Traditional Caucasian Kilims exhibit both Persian and Turkish influences: a lively blend of intricate floral motifs and vivid geometric shapes. This category includes Caucasian rugs, Karabagh & Kuba Kilims, Shahsevan rugs, Shirvan Kilims, & Soumak Kilims.