Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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soumak kilim
  • Caucasus
  • soumak kilim, date unknown
  • Where object was made: Caucasus
  • wool
  • Object Height/Width: 203.2 x 157.5 cm
    Object Height/Width: 80 x 62 in
  • Gift of Mrs. Alice Dains
  • Not on display
  • 1949.0007

Rug with six large white geometric shapes, two at the top, middle, and bottom. Colors include red, white, green, and black. (similar to Shirvan and Dafestan-all designs outlined in black.) Wool warp and weft. Each stitch made diagonally taking two warp threads. Ever alternate row of stitches faces in opposite direction. Underside has shaggy ends.