Antique Rugs of the Future Project
Renaissance of Antique Caucasian Rugs: The project aims to rediscover the long-forgotten secrets of Antique Caucasian Azerbaijani Rugs

"One of the world's very few sources of handwoven rugs using natural dyes"

Custom Woven Rugs   




Hand woven rare authentic Caucasian rugs and carpets directly from the country where they've been made for ages.

Why "Azerbaijan Rugs"?

Quality of the materials that we use: Pure handspun and hand carded wool, also natural dyes such as madder, cochineal, weld, euphorbia-spurge, dyer's woad, indigo, onion skins, walnut husks, pomegranate rinds etc. are used in our rugs. Most rug dealers claim their rugs to be natural dyed, but the fact is that there are handful entrepreneurs in the world who really use natural dyes, because it is simply a much more expensive and time-consuming process.

Our
production is based on revival of antique designs, natural dyes and old weaving traditions - our rugs are made with exactly the same roots and plants and structure and material as rugs made 200 years ago.

These rugs will provide character, class and style to almost any setting. They will last a lifetime, retain and gain value. They are at once art, floor covering, and investment.

Originality: All our rugs and carpets, with various designs, are woven in Azerbaijan (Kazak rugs, Kuba rugs, Shirvan rugs, Baku rugs, Tabriz rugs, Ardabil rugs, Ganja rugs, Karabakh rugs, Shusha rugs, Derbend rugs, Talish rugs) 95% of Caucasian labeled rugs are Azerbaijani rugs. Therefore, if you care about originality be ware of the rugs with Caucasian designs that are made in other countries such as Pakistan, Afghanistan, India and China, as most of them were duplicated in a haphazard fashion and do not represent their origins in design elements and workmanship.

Authenticity: All our rugs are certified with authenticity from The State Museum of Azerbaijan Carpet and Applied Art

Rarity: Our rugs are not the result of mass production! We are a small group of 20 weavers and our production is limited. We work with the local women who weave our rugs at their home as a natural part of the daily family routine, which improves their social and economic status. Each rug that our weavers make is unique and one of a kind.

Ninety-five percent of all oriental rugs and carpets made today in the world are woven with inexpensive processed wool which has been spun into yarn by machine, and then colored with modern synthetic dyes. The result is a rug which appears precise and lifeless with no variation in design, texture, or coloration. This is how most modern oriental rugs are made.

Besides, our project activity, we also specialize in all kind old, semi-antique and antique Caucasian rugs and carpets, including pile rugs, kilims, sumaks, shadda, jajim, zili, verni (verneh), khurjun, heybe, also handmade embroideries and other ethnic Caucasian textiles.

To summarize, it is the artistic expression, quality, rarity and cultural importance...that is what makes our rugs unique.

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HISTORICAL CAUCASIAN/AZERBAIJANI AND IRANIAN RUGS

ANATOLIAN RUGS

MAMLUK RUGS

MAMLUK T
EXTILES

ANCIENT (ANTIQUITY) AND MEDIEVAL PERIOD CARPETS

SAFAVID CARPETS: HISTORICAL MASTERWORKS FROM SAFAVID PALACES

SELJUK PERIOD HISTORICAL TURKISH CARPETS (1037-1307)

PARAMAMLUK CARPETS

Ornamental Elements of Caucasian Azerbaijani Rugs:
A guide to the ornamental elements of the Caucasian rugs (600 drawings under 20 different categories)

Medieval Oriental Manuscripts

Oriental Rugs in Old Master Paintings
(~ 500 medieval paintings exhibited in this section)

Old Historical Photographs
of Rug Weaving Nations
Glossary of rug terms 

ARTICLES
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-"Bespoke Carpets And The Fun Of Designing Your Own Oriental Rug">>
-"Azerbaijani weaving seeks revival after decades of neglect by Charles Recknagel">>
-"Drawing Oriental carpet designs is an art form of its own" by Charles Recknagel>>
-Bruce Fry's needlepoint oriental rugs>>
-The advantages of handspun yarn to machine spun yarn>>
-The differen
ce between synthetic and natural dyes>>
-The Treasure of Forgotten Weavings  by Vugar Dadashov
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A land of magic colors (video)
-More Articles
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A map of historical
weaving provinces of Azerbaijan

OLD & ANTIQUE
CAUCASIAN RUGS & TEXTILES FOR SALE

Village and tribal rugs of Azerbaijan


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Our workshop address: Xirdalan, 5/30 Azerbaijan
Tel: +994 50 380 88 78
E-mail:
vd@azerbaijanrugs.com


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