About the Antique Rugs of the Future Project

Sheep Breeds of Azerbaijan

Sorting, Washing, Carding, Spinning

"The advantages of handspun yarn to machine spun yarn"

Rediscovery of Ancient Natural Dyes
Our Natural Dyestuffs


Difference between synthetically and naturally dyed rugs

Weaving and Finishing Steps

Galleries of ARFP Caucasian Azerbaijani Rugs



Caucasian Baku Zili / Sileh Flatweave
Code: BKZ01
Size: 155x188cm
Size (ft)
: 5'1"x6'2"
Area: 2.91 m2
Dyes: 100% natural dyes: madder, spurge / euphorbia, indigo, pomegranate skins
Materials: pure wool
Weaving method:
Wefts (horizontal yarns) are wrapped around the warps (vertical strands of wool; fringe is a part of it).

Design: Comprising concentric bands of panels, with six green and red square panels in the central field containing boteh, stylised bird and geometric motifs, in a madder red panelled border containing similar motifs, the broad royal blue panelled outer stripe with geometric motifs, all divided by narrow ivory crab-rosette stripes.
Somewhat unusual is the alternating red and green squares in the central panel which further emphasizes the dynamic tilework of the rug. Great interest was placed in textiles of this type as the tribal people of the Azerbaijan would use these pieces to adorn their camels, horses and homes both for ceremonial and practical purposes.
Hand Woven in Azerbaijan

Contact us for more information about this rug

For more information about the above rug or to place an order please email vd@azerbaijanrugs.com (Baku, Azerbaijan) or ra@azerbaijanrugs.com  (San Francisco Bay Area). We will get back to you within 24 hours or less.