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
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
Design: 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
Contact us for more information about this rug
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 email@example.com (Baku, Azerbaijan) or firstname.lastname@example.org (San Francisco Bay Area). We will get back to you within 24 hours or less.