About the Antique Rugs of the Future Project
Sheep Breeds of Azerbaijan
Shearing, 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 Kuba Gollu Chichi Rug, Azerbaijan
Size (ft): 6' x 8'
Area: 4.43 m2
Density: ~900 000 knots totally
Weaving period: woven by three sisters in three months
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
Colors (11): madder red, navy blue, midnight blue, light sky blue, lemon yellow (weld), light yellow (weld), variegated grass green, aubergine, walnut, natural ivory, natural brown.
Materials: Handcarded and handspun wool for pile, wool warps and
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The Ruler of Aq-qoyunlu (White Sheep Turkomans) Sultan Yaqub (1478-1490) sitting on a rug with a kufic border. end of the 15th century.
Giyaseddin Baysungur (1397-1433, Tamerlane's grandson, Ulug Bey's brother) sitting in the garden on a rug with a kufic border, 1429, Timurid, Herat
An early animal rug witha kufesque border in "The Marriage of the Virgin", about 1423, Attributed to Gregorio di Cecco di Luca
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The picture represents the actual knot density
Small "S'" - water symbol
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