South Persia | Wool | Early 20th Century
The Qashqai nomads, of Altaian origin, reached the Persian region of Mount Zagros probably along with the hordes of Genghis Khan. Their endless journeys required small looms. The weavers worked with long strips of twisted wool that were light and thin, yet ensured excellent heat insulation. The strips were then sewn together to reach the desired size. This technique, called Sumak, not only made the carpets especially robust, but also created a sophisticated three-dimensional effect.