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


LORI PAMBAK RUGS, LAMBALI / LAMBALO RUGS, BORCHALY (BORDJALOU) REGION

 


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Caucasian Kazak Lambali (Lambalo) Rug (also named as Lori Pambak after the historical province - Loru Pambak, in western Caucasus)
CODE: KZLP05
Size: 205x225cm
Size (ft): 6'8"x7'4"
Area: 4.61 m2
Density: 114 000 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 madder dyed red wefts
Handwoven in Azerbaijan
Design:  A large central ivory octagonal medallion with a bold aqua green angular centrepiece, in an ivory cherry motif main border between green and indigo blue flower head minor borders
Caucasian Kazak Lori Pambak Rug
CODE: KZLP06
Size: 166x210cm
Size (ft): 5'5"x6'10"
Area: 3.48 m2
Density: 115 000 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 madder dyed red wefts
Handwoven in Azerbaijan
Design: The octagonal central medallion with a hooked profile on a white ground, enclosing a traditional cruciform figure (derived from an ancient Turkic symbol of the Sun or a "frog" totem) in a polychrome albaly / cherry motif ivory main border
Caucasian Kazak Loru Pambak rug, Mountainous Borchaly Region
CODE: KZLP01
Size: 150x164cm
Size (ft): 4'11"x5'4"
Area: 2.46 m2
Density: ~100 000 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 madder dyed red wefts
Handwoven in Azerbaijan
Design: The shaded madder red field with large ivory hooked central medallion (derived from an ancient Turkic totem) containing stylized green and red hooked panel centerpiece flanked by various polychrome tribal ornaments on each side, in an ivory  main border of stylized "serrated leaves alternating with tulips (or candles)" motif between indigo blue polychrome  diamond shaped minor borders and outer barber pole stripes
 


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Caucasian Kazak Lambali (Lambalo) Rug (also named as Lori Pambak)
CODE: KZLP02
Size: 145x195cm
Size (ft): 4'9"x6'4"
Area: 2.82 m2
Density: 114 000 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 madder dyed red wefts
Hand knotted in Azerbaijan
Design: The shaded brick-red field with scattered hooked panels and other geometric motifs around a column of three linked hooked panels, the ivory central panel containing hooked arrowhead cross-motifs, in an ivory albaly cherry motif main border
Caucasian Kazak Loru Pambak (Lambali design) [Lori Pambak/Lambalo] Rug
CODE: KZLP04
Size: 150x216cm
Size (ft): 4'11"x7'1"
Area: 3.24 m2
Density: 106 000 knots per square meter
Dyes: 100% natural dyes: madder, spurge / euphorbia, indigo, pomegranate skins
Materials: Handcarded and handspun wool for pile, wool warps and madder dyed red wefts
Handwoven in Azerbaijan
Design: Having an ivory hooked octagonal medallion containing moss green stylized ancient totem motif  on the crimson polygonal field within an ivory cherry motif main border
Caucasian Kazak Lambali (so called Lambalo) Rug, Borchaly Region
CODE: KZLP03
Size: 160x195cm
Size (ft): 5'2"x6'4"
Area: 3.12 m2
Density: 105 000 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 madder dyed red wefts
Handwoven in Azerbaijan
Design: The shaded brick-red field containing three bird motives in an ivory angular floral meander border between blue and red rosette, inner green diamond and broad grape leaf borders
 


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Lori Pambak Kazak rug, central field inspired by the Chateu de Gourdon Lori Pambak rug
CODE: KZLP07
Size: 163x218cm
Size (ft): 5'4"x7'1"
Area: 3.55 m2
Density: ~105 000 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 madder dyed red wefts


Handwoven in Azerbaijan

Caucasian Kazak Lori Pambak Rug
CODE: KZLP08
Size: 200x250cm
Size (ft): 6'6"x8'2"
Area: 5 m2
Density: 110 000 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 madder dyed red wefts
Handwoven in Azerbaijan
Design:  A large central ivory octagonal medallion with a bold aqua green angular centrepiece, two indigo blue stepped medallions with the hooked devices inside, tree of life, rams horn, various human being and animal motives and other archaic elements spread in the central field, in an ivory Fachralo type main border between green and indigo blue flower head minor borders

A Lori Pambak Medallion rug
CODE: KZLP09
Size (metric): 143x172cm
Size (ft): 4'8"x5'7"
Area: 2.45 m
2

 

 The Chateau de Gourdon Lori Pambak rug Kazak rug
CODE: KZLP10
Size (metric): 141x183cm

Size (ft): 4'7"x6'0"


\The Chateau de Gourdon Lori Pambak rug Kazak rug
CODE: KZLP11
Size (metric): 143x179cm
Size (ft): 4'8"x5'10"

 
 

Reconstruction of a rare early 19th century Lori Pambak rug
CODE: KZLP13
Size (metric): 181x248cm
Size (ft): 6'0"x8'1"

The "Chateau de Gourdon" Lori Pambak rug
Code: KZLP14
Size (metric): 165x224cm
Size (ft): 5'4"x7'4"