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 rug
Size (metric): 133x201cm
Size (ft): 4'4"x6'7"
Area: 2.67 m2
Density: 195 000 knots per square meter, totally ~500 000 knots
Weaving period: 3 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 (9): light blue, madder red, obergine, dark blue, variegated green, yellow, medium blue (Persian blue), natural ivory, natural brown.

Materials: Handcarded and handspun wool for pile, dark grey wool warps and cotton wefts
Handwoven in Azerbaijan

The shaded navy blue field with overall diagonal rows of stylised polychrome archaic "Memling" Guls (totally 63 boxes) together with floral octagons, jewelry motifs, hooked bars, hooked and chequered guls, inner reciprocal skittle-pattern stripe, in brown 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 "Flower Still-life" by a medieval German painter Hans Memling, 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.