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
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Difference between synthetically and naturally dyed rugs

Weaving and Finishing Steps

Galleries of ARFP Caucasian Azerbaijani Rugs



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Caucasian Kuba Konagkend "Old Minaret" Prayer rug
Code: KUKON01

Size: 130x165cm
Size (ft): 4'3"x5'4"
Area: 2.14 m2
Density: 170 000 knots per square meter
Dyes: 100% natural dyes: madder, spurge / euphorbia, indigo, onion skins, natural color of brown and ivory wool
: Handcarded and handspun wool for pile, wool warps and cotton wefts
Hand Woven in Azerbaijan
Design: The overall design of this prayer rug is derived from an archaic statue design. It is decorated with three octagons enclosing dragon heads and the "T" motifs. A stylized candle is in the neck of the human being figure and hands are on either side of it. The hands are probably meant to indicate where the worshipper should place his hands while prostrating. The lozenges around the statue are stylized grape leaves.