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




Ram's Horn Motif

Caucasian Kuba Perepedil rug

Size (metric): 80x122cm
Size (ft): 2'7"x4'0"
Area: 0.97 m2
Density: 170 000 knots per square meter
Weaving period: 2 months
Colors: madder red, Persian blue, midnight blue, light blue, gold yellow, maroon/antique ruby, aqua green, natural ivory, natural brown.
Dyes: 100% natural dyes: weld (Reseda Luteola), madder, indigo, pomegranate skins, walnut husks, natural brown sheep wool, natural ivory sheep wool
Materials: Handcarded and handspun wool for pile, ivory wool warps and cotton wefts
Handwoven in Azerbaijan

The goldenrod field with overall design of stylised ram-horns, scissors, birds, camels, turkeys, palmettes, rosettes, sumac flowers, hooked octagons, lozenges, central vine leaf motif, in a main Kufic border between diagonal striped "Pakhlava" (Traditional Azeri layered pastry with walnut filling) motif and flower head minor borders and outer barber-pole stripes.

Scissors (shears) motif


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Apple Flower


Star Motif


Kufic border (a calligraphic form of Arabic scripts used since the 8th century)


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.