About Our Sumak Kilim Slippers
This style was created due to popular request from Artemis fans and team members alike. Much like a classic mule, the Sumak Kilim Slipper is easy to wear with just about any outfit. All of our Sumak Kilim shoes are handmade from vintage, hand-sourced Turkish carpets, which means that no two pairs of our Sumak Kilim shoes will ever be alike.*
Sumak (also spelled Soumak, Soumakh, Sumac, and Soumac) kilims have a stronger weave and a more textural hand than other types of kilim carpets. They are known for their intricate designs that incorporate finely detailed symbols, figures, and representations of animals. The crisp and boldly contrasting blues, reds, and whites often featured in Sumak kilims make them a favorite among our community. Please note that the Sumak textile is more structured than the Kilim or Oriental Carpet, which generally translates to a longer break-in period.
- Handwoven Sumak Kilim rug upper in wool and silk fibers.
- Leather sole with 3/4 inch heel.
- Handmade in Istanbul in a small, family-owned workshop, by cobblers whose families have practiced the craft for generations.
*The Sumak Kilim Slippers pictured are the actual pair that you will receive.