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


CAUCASIAN STAR KAZAK RUGS, SHIKHLI VILLAGE RUGS, AZERBAIJAN

 


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Star Kazak Rug (Shykhly)
CODE: KZSK01
Size: 165x240cm
Size (ft): 5'5"x7'10"
Area: 3.96 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 madder dyed red wefts
Hand knotted in Azerbaijan
Design: The ivory field with two madder red hooked panels flanked by shaded arrow head green and blue panels enclosed within a combination of irregular forest green hooked panels and part indigo stellar medallions together forming an open lozenge, in a shaded gold border of polychrome bug motifs divided by minor zig zag borders
Star Kazak Shikhli village rug
CODE: KZSK07
Size: 151x207cm
Size (ft): 4'11"x6'9"
Area: 3.12 m2
Density: 110 000 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
Caucasian Star Kazak Rug (Shykhly)
CODE: KZSK04
Size: 84x129cm
Size (ft): 2'9"x4'2"
Area: 1.08 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 madder dyed red wefts
Handwoven in Azerbaijan
 


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Star Kazak Rug (Shykhly)
CODE: KZSK03
Size: 200x290cm
Size (ft): 6'6"x9'6"
Area: 5.8 m2
Density: 114 000 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: The ivory field with two shaded brick-red hooked medallions containing angular hooked tribal motifs and similar panels flanking a central stellar panel containing minor motifs, similar part-panels above and below, the brick-red medallions linked on the diagonals by shaped medium green hooked panels having similar motifs, further aubergine and light-blue panels within the field, in a bug motif border of linked polychrome zig zag minor borders
Star Kazak Rug (Shykhly)
CODE: KZSK05
Size: 155x220cm
Size (ft): 5'1"x7'2"
Area: 3.41 m2
Density: 110 000 knots per square meter
Dyes: 100% natural dyes: madder, spurge / euphorbia, indigo, pomegranate skins, onion skins
Materials: Handcarded and handspun wool for pile, wool warps and madder dyed red wefts
Handwoven in Azerbaijan
Design:
The ivory field with two large shaded brick-red hooked gabled medallions containing angular floral and geometric motifs and similar panels flanking a central similar indigo stellar panel, similar part-panels above and below, the two red medallions flanked on the diagonals by shaped light green hooked panels containing similar motifs, further minor green and light blue arrowhead shaped panels within the field, in a golden main border of linked to zig zag pattern minor borders
Star Kazak Rug (Shykhly)
CODE: KZSK06
Size: 83x122cm
Size (ft): 2'8"x4'0"
Area: 1.01 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 madder dyed red wefts
Hand knotted in Azerbaijan
 


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Caucasian Kazak Shykhly / Shikli Rug (called Chinar [Plane Tree] by local Shikhli village people)
CODE: KZPT01
Size: 195x256cm
Size (ft): 6'4"x8'4"
Area: 4.99 m2
Density: 114 000 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
Hand knotted in Azerbaijan
Star Kazak Shikhli village rug (inspired by Rippon Bosweel Star Kazak rug)
CODE: KZSK02
Size: 145x213cm
Size (ft): 4'9"x6'11"
Area: 3.08 m2
Density: 106 000 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 ivory field with two madder red hooked panels flanked by shaded arrow head green and blue panels enclosed within a combination of irregular forest green hooked panels and part indigo stellar medallions together forming an open lozenge
 
 

Star Kazak rug, Kazak Shikli rug
CODE: KZSK10
Size (metric): 163x230cm
Size (ft): 5'4"x7'6"
 


Star Kazak (Shykhly / Shikli Kazak) rug
CODE: KZSK08
Size (metric): 140x221cm
Size (ft): 4'7"x7'3"
 


Star Kazak Shikhli Rug, inspired by the Christie's antique Star Kazak Shikli rug
CODE: KZSK13
Size: 150x205cm
Size (ft): 4'11"x6'8"
 

Star Kazak (Shykhly / Shikli) rug
CODE: KZSK16
Size (metric): 164x200cm
Size (ft): 5'4"x6'6"

"Kircheim" Star Kazak (Shykhly / Shikli) rug
CODE: KZSK14
Size (metric): 150x215cm
Size (ft): 4'11"x7'0"
Area: 3.22 m
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"Kircheim" Star Kazak (Shykhly / Shikli) rug
CODE: KZSK17
Size (metric): 150x240cm
Size (ft): 4'11"x7'10"

Star Kazak (Shykhly / Shikli) rug
CODE: KZSK186
Size (metric): 162x195cm
Size (ft): 5'3"x6'4"