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



Kuba Chi-Chi village rug
Size (metric): 101x145cm
Size (ft)
: 3'3"x4'9"
Area: 1.46 m2
Density: 165 000 knots per square meter, totally ~240 000 knots
Weaving period: 3 months

Colors: madder red, medium blue, midnight blue, dark goldenrod yellow, maroon, variegated forest 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 cotton wefts

Handwoven in Hokmali village, Azerbaijan
Weaver's name: Nargiz

The madder red field with overall diagonal rows of stylised polychrome archaic "Memling" Guls (totally 15 boxes) and floral octagons with kaleidoscopic effects, "S" motifs, hooked bars, in an ivory border of open polychrome rosettes and chequered buttons between floral meander, linked rosette lozenge and reciprocal skittle-pattern stripe, outer barber-pole stripes, short kilim at each end

Memling / Moghan Gul



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A rug with Moghan/Memling gul depicted in Hans Memling's "The Donne Triptych". c. 1475. National Gallery, London









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.