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



Kuba Perepedil Prayer rug

Size (metric): 110x136cm
Size (ft): 3'7"x4'5"
Area: 1.49 m2
Density: 150 000 knots per square meter, totally ~230 000 knots
Weaving period: 2 and half months
Colors: madder red, aqua-azure blue, dark navy blue, golden yellow, maroon/antique ruby, aqua 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, wool warps and cotton wefts
Handwoven in Azerbaijan

An octagonal medallion flanked by "ram's horn" and stylized bird motifs in navy and aqua blue, red on the blue grape leaf motif border

An antique Kuba prayer rugs with a similar design can be seen here:





Contact us for more information about this rug


in the vicinity of Peperedil village

Chirag-Gala castle (4-6th centuries) near Pirabadil (Perepedil) village





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.