About the Antique Rugs of the Future Project
Sheep Breeds of Azerbaijan
Shearing, 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
GANJA / GENDGE / GENJE PRAYER RUGS
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Caucasian Ganja / Genje / Gendge Prayer
Size (ft): 3'3"x5'6"
Area: 1.7 m2
Density: 170 000 knots per square meter
Dyes: 100% natural dyes: madder, spurge / euphorbia, indigo, pomegranate skins, walnut husks
Materials: Handcarded and handspun wool for pile, wool warps and wefts
Design: The field with overall diagonal stripes in green, ivory and blue containing polychrome hooked motifs. The design is taken from the design of 1872 (1289 hijri) dated antique Ganja Prayer rug.
Hand Woven in Azerbaijan