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
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Difference between synthetically and naturally dyed rugs

Weaving and Finishing Steps

Galleries of ARFP Caucasian Azerbaijani Rugs


Kazak Karachop rug

Size (metric): 155x235cm
Size (ft): 5'1"x7'8"
Area: 3.64 m2
Density: 110 000 knots per square meter, totally ~400 000 knots
Weaving period: 4 months

Colors: madder red, medium blue, cerulean blue, navy blue, yellow, mauve/old purple, green, natural ivory (undyed), natural brown (undyed).
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: knotted bundles

Weaver(s): Rahila, Leyla

Handwoven in Azerbaijan, dated and signed

Contact us for more information about this rug









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.