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
Our Natural Dyestuffs


Difference between synthetically and naturally dyed rugs

Weaving and Finishing Steps

Galleries of ARFP Caucasian Azerbaijani Rugs



A fine Gendje rug with diagonally striped field

Size (metric): 96x127cm
Size (ft): 3'1"x4'2"
Area: 1.21 m2
Density: 170 000 knots per square meter, totally 266 000 knots, 142 KPSI
Weaving period: two and half months
Colors: madder red, light blue, navy blue, midnight blue, dark golden yellow, dark antique ruby, forest green, natural ivory, natural brown.
Dyes: 100% natural dyes: madder, weld (Reseda Luteola), indigo, pomegranate skins, walnut husks, natural brown sheep wool, natural ivory sheep wool
- all are eco-friendly and non-toxic
Materials: Handcarded and handspun wool for pile, ivory wool warps

Handwoven in Azerbaijan

The field with diagonal indigo, ivory and dark golden yellow, red and green bands containing various botehs, hooks and diamonds in an ivory border of polychrome crab elements

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central field ornament

ancient Turkic tamga

The tamga of the Bayindir (Bayandur, Bayundur) tribe of the Oghuz Confederation



A diamond shape element A boteh element

Rug trade in Gendje, Azerbaijan. the end of the 19th century. The Russian Museum of Ethnography.

Goygol ("Blue Lake") near Gendje


For more information about the above rug or to place an order please email vd@azerbaijanrugs.com (Baku, Azerbaijan) or ra@azerbaijanrugs.com  (San Francisco Bay Area). We will get back to you within 24 hours or less.