Fabulous textile woven in Central Asia from multiple bands using a sumak technique. These types of highly decorative pieces are suspended inside yurts and tents, or attached to the walls in homes. They are woven for local use, often as bridal dowries, in former Soviet Republics such as Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, & Uzbekistan. As these are traditional pieces made for indigenous use — not the commercial rug and kelim trade — they hold a great deal of ethnographic interest.
This sumak is more like a blanket than a rug and is not designed for use on the ground. Ideally, it could work either as a large tapestry or draped over a bed like a heavy bedspread or quilt. Bold, intricate, and beautiful! It could serve as a stunning decorative piece in an office or business as well as a home.
Condition is very good with some minor wear along the bottom and edges. You can see a loop for hanging the piece in the third photo. 1950s-1960s. The size is 12 ft. in length by 6 ft. 4 in. in height.
I have another sumak textile from Central Asia available for sale. That piece, however, is woven more like a traditional kelim and because of its density and weight — could be used on the floor as well as the wall. This sumak is woven from wool spun into a light yarn, and is not so heavy.
Price is $375. Shipping is $43 (continental U.S.) or free pickup.
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