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Persian


Weavers in some regions of the Caucasus made flat woven rugs using the soumak technique, where patterning wefts are wrapped around warp threads. In this piece, the colored weft was wrapped over four warps on the top side and passed back under two. The sequence was repeated until a different color was needed.

 

The layout of this rug, a large central medallion alternating with smaller octagonal shapes, typifies this region's soumak rugs.

Walter Miliken (Indianapolis); given to IMA 1926.

Object Information

nationality
Persian
creation date
19C.
materials
wool | Soumack
dimensions
133 x 100 in.
accession number
26.75
credit line
Gift of Walter L. Milliken
copyright
Public Domain
collection
Textile and Fashion Arts
colors