Prices in:
Show sizes in:

No Account Yet?

Your Shopping Cart:
Your shopping cart is empty
Item Number:

Modern / Contemporary  

Transitional Carpets

Classic Oriental Rugs  

Plain Design Carpets  

Silk Carpets

Large Carpets 
(above 9.8 x 6.5 ft)

Very large XL Carpets
(above 13 x 6.5 ft)

Oversized XXL Carpets
(above 19 x 6.5 ft)

Runners (incl. very
long ones)

Round/Circular/Oval Rugs  

Antique Rugs

Chinese Antique Rugs

Blue Carpets  
Gray Carpets  
Beige / Cream / Ivory Carpets  
Brown Carpets  
Green Carpets  
Red / Purple / Pink  

A little carpet and rug glossary...

Dealers, do you want to sell your large rugs?

Oriental Rugs Glossary

<< Back to Glossary List

Sumakh Kilim

Sumakh rugs are flat weave, therefore they belong to the family of Kilims. They are being named after the capital of the Shirvan district "Shemakha". The Sumakhs of Caucasian provenance become more and more rare and are hardly made anymore. The biggest difference to the "Slot"-Kilim is the technique of weaving. You can recognize it by the threads which are not cut close to the rug but hang down loose 5-10 cm. Since Kilims were used primarily in tents, Sumakhs were even more effective since they provided more isolation under the rug against wetness and cold. This technique also enables much finer patterns which come very close to the "normal" handknotted Oriental rug.

BEN Trading - Rare Oriental Carpets and Oversize Rugs

rugpeople.com | oriental-carpets.com - contemporary and oriental | new and antique - large, L, XL, XXL, oversize and huge area rugs

Customer Service:

United Kingdom:  +44 (0)20 7183 4544

USA / Canada:    +1 646-688-1335

Germany / Austria:  +49 (0)40 450 4102

Legal Information | Contact | Terms Of Business