Soumak

Soumak

Soumak is a type of flat-weave, somewhat resembling but stronger and thicker than a Kilim, with a smooth front face and a ragged back, where a Kilim is smooth on both sides. Soumaks lack the slits characteristic of a Kilim, as it is usually woven with supplementary weft threads as continuous supports. Soumaks usually present the same motiffs as Kilims.