Kush Handmade Rugs in Portland, OR

Balouch Rug Shipment November 29 2014

The holidays came early at Kush! We received a colorful collection of Balouch Sumac tribal rugs. Our sumacs, (also spelled soumakh, sumak, and soumac,) were woven in the south east of Shiraz, home to the Afshar Nomads. They were woven using a special weaving technique that combines traditional knotted pile along with sumac weaving, or the side of the fiber. The cut pile stands out in beautiful relief against the flat sumac weave.

   

View more from our Balouch collection on our classic gallery page. If you would like to learn more, Marla Mallet has an informative article on sumac and tribal rug weaving here.


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