Soumak Fethiye Cicim Yu-57



This is a nice example of a typical soumak.  It is from Fethiye on the south west tip of Turkey.  A soumak is a kind of flat weave.  It involves threading the weave over and under the warp threads.  Some describe this as a kind of brading.  It results in a strong textured structure that resembles the density of a tapestry.  It also has embroidery added, which is called cicim (djidjim) in Turkey.

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Dimensions 116 × 97 cm
country of origin

Anatolia, Turkey