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 Moghan rug with a Shikhli / Star Kazak border
Size (metric): 121x132cm
Size (ft): 3'11"x4'3"
Area: 1.59 m2
Density: 105 000 knots per square meter, totally ~ 165 000 knots
Weaving period: 3 months

Colors: madder red, Persian blue, navy blue, sky blue, gold yellow, dark aubergine, pine green, natural ivory, natural brown.
Dyes: 100% natural dyes: madder, weld (Reseda Luteola), indigo, dyer's woad, 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

For antique examples with this design, check:

Antique Kazak rug with Moghan gls (Star Kazak border), 1850-1875. 664 Nagel spezialauktion

Christies SALE 7390 ORIENTAL RUGS AND CARPETS 16 April 2007


Contact us for more information about this rug








A rug with Moghan/Memling Guls depictded in Hans Memling's "Flower Still-life", c. 1490. Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid


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.