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




inspired by the The Chateau de Gourdon Lori Pambak rug
(click here to view the antique Chateau de Gourdon Lori Pambak rug Kazak rug)

Code: KZLP14

Size (metric): 165x224cm
Size (ft): 5'4"x7'4"
Area: 3.69 m2
Density: 110 000 knots per square meter, totally 400 000 knots
Weaving period: 4 months

Colors: madder red, navy blue, medium blue, midnight blue, cerulean blue, yellow, maroon, grass green, light green, old purple/mauve, 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: all wool: handcarded and handspun wool for pile, ivory wool warps and madder dyed red wefts
End finish: warps braided

Weaver(s): Sevinj & Gültekin

Handwoven in Azerbaijan, dated 1436 and signed with the tamga of Afshar tribe

The shaded madder red field with a  large central medallion flanked by various polychrome tribal ornaments on each side, in an ivory main border of stylized motif between indigo blue polychrome dragon "S" and flower-head motifs minor borders and outer barber pole stripes.

The distinctive quatrefoil medallion is believed to be derived from an early Central Asian totemic symbol representing pairs of animals / birds, which can also be found in early Turkish rugs. The below picture shows a comparison of a part of the Lori Pambak medallion containing (4) opposed pairs of animals/birds and reciptocal bird motif used in the early Turkish rugs.

The early fifteenth century Turkish rug with conventionalised animal-forms, National Historical Museum, Stockholm. For a full sized image of this rug, see here

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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.