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




Central radiating sunburst medallion

Karabagh Sunburst rug (so called Chelaberd or Adler Kazak)

Size (metric): 172x209cm
Size (ft): 5'7"x6'10"
Area: 3.6 m2
Density: 110 000 knots per square meter, totally 400 000 knots
Weaving period: 3 and half months
Colors: madder red, Persian blue, midnight blue, light sky blue, gold yellow, maroon/antique ruby, aqua 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 and madder dyed red wefts
Handwoven in Azerbaijan

The shaded blood-red field with scattered motifs around a central radiating sunburst medallion enclosing a rosette centrepiece flanked at each end by hooked panels issuing rosettes, in an ivory flower-rosette border

A rug from the estate of deceased Philadelphia lawyer and museum president Robert Montgomery Scott, sold for $341,625 (includes buyerís premium) at Freemanís in Philadelphia on December 14, 2006, a record for any rug sold at Freemanís in the firmís 200-year history.

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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.