I thought this might be an appropriate image for this group. I found it at a garage sale, too much for my pocket-book, but my mother and mother-in-law combined to purchase it as an early birthday gift. I think most of the design is Soumak. It was extremely dirty in this photo and I have now washed it following instructions on Marla Mallett's website. (cold water soaking in the bathtub - water changed until the water was clear)
I don't know why the photo isn't coming up except as an attachment - I have done this before and it worked! Will have to look at the instruction again...
More info and photos on my blog.