Look closely at a fine Soumak Persian Rug and you’ll marvel at the lively details: birds, dragons, and ponies of ever variety. You’ll see that a zoo full of creatures has moved onto the rug, making it their home, snuggling in the wool. The Soumak designs are known as some of the finest rugs ever created. According to Sima Vaghti, owner of The Rug Gallery, located in Santa Rosa, California , the Soumak designs are a favorite choice of many American. Some Soumak rugs are more than a hundred years old, and a barefoot walk across one of these antiques is like a stroll through history.