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
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Difference between synthetically and naturally dyed rugs
Weaving and Finishing Steps
Galleries of ARFP Caucasian Azerbaijani Rugs
Karabagh Cloudband rug
Size (metric): 142x202cm
Size (ft): 4'7"x6'7"
Area: 2.86 m2
Density: ~110 000 knots per square meter, totally over 300 000 knots
Weaving period: 4 months
Colors: madder red, gold yellow, midnight blue, medium blue, cerulean blue, yellow, maroon, grass green, natural ivory, natural brown.
Dyes: 100% natural dyes: madder, weld (Reseda Luteola), indigo, woad, pomegranate skins, walnut husks, natural brown sheep wool, natural ivory sheep wool - all are eco-friendly and non-toxic
Materials: all wool: handcarded and handspun wool for pile, ivory wool warps and madder dyed red wefts
End finish: warps braided
Handwoven in Azerbaijan, dated 1436 and signed with the name of the weaver and the tamga of Afshar tribe
Design: Two central medallions fill the madder red field. All have cloudband motifs and square swastika centres. Animals (deer, dog), bird and human figures, tribal motifs, tamgas and other small details are scattered about.
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