A Silk Shahsavan Sumak. No-59249 (141x100cm)

Such flat-weaves are in the sumak technique which gives the weavers more flexibility with design. Therefore, one can see various stylised animals in geometric motifs in such rugs that are far more complicated than other flat-woven floor coverings.

Weavers of such rugs make them from memory and create the pattern spontaneously as they weave; hence, one can find many symbols and archetypes in such artefacts that reflect an ancient culture and old souls.

Hand-woven in sumak technique | Silk on a cotton base.