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



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

Size (metric): 144x179cm
Size (ft): 4'8"x5'10"
Area: 2.57 m2
Density: 110 000 knots per square meter, totally ~280 000 knots
Weaving period: 3 months
Colors: madder red, Persian blue, light sky blue, dark navy blue, golden yellow, maroon/antique ruby, 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
Materials: Handcarded and handspun wool for pile, wool warps and madder dyed red wefts
Handwoven in Azerbaijan

Dark navy blue ground with a large, red medallion enclosing a green one with a central, brown hooked cross; and a smaller yellow medallion enclosing a red one with "S" like light blue elements, sickle leaves extend from the main medallion, in a light golden grounded  polychrome star and ivory "X" motif border.

Contact us for more information about this rug



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.