Glossary

Somak Weaving

Somak Weaving

A flat-weave tapestry weaving technique where weft yarns are wrapped over four warp threads before being twisted back under the last two warps. This creates a discontinuous weft and embroidery-like patterns. From the Turkic word sekmek, meaning “to skip up and down” and the Arabic and Syriac word summaq, meaning “red.”

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