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Technique: Soumak and kilim
Old Mafrash Azerbaijan - The Mafrash are journey bag, connected to the traditions of the Azerbaijan and also to the populations Shasavan, in which were put inside clothes, covers and other household effects. Originally the MMafrash have the form of a parallelepiped with an open side. Generally the base is a low textile, while the sides are adorned with patterns made with the different techniques of manufacture used. Usually, along the superior border strong rings are predisposed in wool through them make pass laces to close the bag. This is a fragment of mafrash made with technique Sumakh also known as "wrapped woofs" technique: to get the designs of carpet the woof of kilim, previous weaved, are wrapped with wools of various colors. technique of the wrapped woofs was used for the weaving of kilim of great dimensions and complex decorations. The additional woofs wrapped one by one make Sumakhs compact and particularly resistant. So were also realized Sumakhs destined to the daily use: from simple bags to saddle covers, up to the mafrashes.