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




Caucasian Fakhrali (so called Fachralo) prayer rug

Size (metric): 107x132cm
Size (ft): 3'6"x4'3"
Area: 1.41 m2
Density: 100 000 knots per square meter, totally 141 000 knots
Weaving period: 2 months
Colors: madder red, Persian blue, midnight blue, navy blue, light 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
- 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 tomato-red field scattered with hooked medallions, small tribal elements and polychrome panels around a central ivory gabled hooked medallion containing similar hooked motifs with a madder red and yellow/ivory centre piece, a keel-arch above, in a serrated zigzag polychrome border


Contact us for more information about this rug


Ram's horn motif

Tribal symbol


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.