Soumak is a type of flat weave, somewhat resembling kilim, but with a stronger and thicker weave, a smooth front face and a ragged back, where kilim is smooth on both sides. Soumak lacks the slits characteristic of kilim, as it is usually woven with supplementary weft threads as continuous supports. The technique involves wrapping colored weft threads over and under the warp threads, adding strength and embroidery-like pattern.
|Actual Size||7' 4" X 10' 3"|
|Country of Origin||Afghanistan|
|Period||21st Century 1st Qtr|
|Colour Tags||Red, Blue|