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

Mordants

Difference between synthetically and naturally dyed rugs

Weaving and Finishing Steps

Galleries of ARFP Caucasian Azerbaijani Rugs


DRAGON KARABAGH RUGS AND OTHER HISTORICAL KARABAGH RUGS, AZERBAIJAN

 




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Caucasian Karabagh Dragon Rug
Code: KRDRF01
Size
: 177x270cm
Size (ft): 5'9"8'10"
Area: 4.77 m2
Density: 170 000 knots per square meter
Dyes: 100% natural dyes: madder, spurge / euphorbia, indigo, pomegranate skins
Materials: Handcarded and handspun wool for pile, wool warps and cotton wefts
Hand knotted in Azerbaijan

Design: The madder red field containing three white and green lozenges flanked by various polychrome floral motives. Hooked geometric motives (three on the top and three at the bottom of the central field) suggesting a stylized dragon figure.
Handwoven in Azerbaijan

Caucasian Karabagh Khatai Rug
Code: KRACX01
Size
: 135x209cm
Size (ft): 4'5"x6'10"
Area: 2.82 m2
Density: 170 000 knots per square meter
Dyes: 100% natural dyes: madder, spurge / euphorbia, indigo, pomegranate skins
Materials: Handcarded and handspun wool for pile, wool warps and cotton wefts
Hand knotted in Azerbaijan

Design: The animal combat appears in the composition around a large central rosette containing four small white lozenges. Attached to the lozenge are four white curved leaves with polychrome flowers on a blue stem. On the side of the central rosette, large blue and green palmettes.
Handwoven in Azerbaijan

Caucasian Karabagh Rug
Code: KRF1802
Size
: 140x164cms
Size (ft): 4'7"5'4"
Area: 2.29 m2
Density: 180 000 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

 


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Caucasian Karabagh Sunburst Chelebi / Chelaberd Rug
Code: KRCHL02
Size
: 183x210cm
Size (ft): 6'0"6'10"
Area: 3.84 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 design of this rug was inspired by the 18th century
Caucasian 'Sunburst' design rug which were sold for a phenomenal price, $341,625, a record for any Caucasian rug at auction including the famous Abadjian Star Kazak (SNY, January 1990)
Handwoven in Azerbaijan

Karabagh Floral Rug (inspired by the design of the 18th century antique Karabagh rug)
Code: KRF1801
Size
: 137x151cm
Size (ft): 4'5"x4'11"
Area: 2.06 m2
Density: 110 000 knots per square meter
Dyes: 100% natural dyes: madder, spurge / euphorbia, indigo, pomegranate skins
Materials: Handcarded and handspun wool for pile, wool warps and wefts

Dragon Karabagh rug, inspired by the early Victoria and Albert Museum Caucasian Dragon rug
CODE:
KRDRF02
Size: 153x173cm
Size (ft): 5'0"x5'8"
Area: 2.64 m2
Density: ~195 000 knots per square meter
Dyes: 100% natural dyes: madder, weld (Reseda Luteola), indigo, pomegranate skins, walnut husks
Materials: Handcarded and handspun wool for pile, wool warps and cotton wefts
Handwoven in Azerbaijan

 

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Karabagh rug, the design is inspired by the Textile Museum XVIII century Khanate Period Karabagh embroidery
CODE: KRTME02

Size (metric): 144x179cm
Size (ft): 4'8"x5'10"


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Karabagh rug, the design is inspired by the Textile Museum XVIII century Khanate Period Karabagh embroidery
CODE: KRTME01

Size (metric): 143x180cm
Size (ft): 4'8"x5'10"

 

Reconstruction of the XVIII century Azerbaijan 'Animal' carpet
Code: KRACX02
Size (metric): 136x207cm
Size (ft): 4'5"x6'9"