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.

What People Say - 


Fabulous Collection

One of the most fascinating,entertaining and educational carpet experiences I've ever had.Ruth has a fabulous collection of rugs and kilims and it's clear that she loves them all. She knows the story behind each one and enthusiastically shares the background about the weaver and the meaning of the work.

Ruth is very welcoming and there was never any pressure to buy.

I did take home a couple of lovely pieces and I will definitely return.  I highly recommend her shop ! 

- Laura F. Nov 2017.”​


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