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Vintage Shahseven Sumak

Vintage Shahseven Sumak


Shahseven Tribe / Iran

  • 100% pure wool
  • woven in soumak technique
  • Vintage 40 - 50 yrs
  • Unique marriage dowry rug


The Shahsavan are the most famous confederation of tribal groups in north-west Iran .The majority are of Turkic origin, the rest being Kurdish, Tadjics or Georgians. The Shahsavan are some of the most expert weavers of Soumak technique (weft wrapped brocading),producıng a fascinating range of fine decorative soumaks and long runners as well as textiles needed in their daily nomadic life

This beautiful piece was once the side panels of a nomadic baby credle or mafrash.

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