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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 Seichour (Zeykhur) rug

Size (metric): 126x173cm
Size (ft): 4'1"x5'8"
Area: 2.17 m2
Density: 165 000 knots per square meter, totally ~ 360 000 knots
Pile height: 0.5 cm
End finish: knotted bundles
Weaving period: 3 and half months

Colors: medium madder red, light madder red, orange/salmon, coral, medium blue, midnight blue, navy blue, purple, maroon, tan, yellow, variegated green, forest green, ivory, dark brown.
Dyes: 100% natural dyes: madder, weld (Reseda Luteola), woad, indigo, walnut husks, pomegranate skins, natural brown sheep wool, natural ivory sheep wool - all are eco-friendly and non-toxic
Materials: Handcarded and handspun wool for pile, wool warps (natural ivory and brown twist) and two shots of ivory wool wefts

Weavers: Khayala
Handwoven in Azerbaijan

Design: A shaded midnight blue field with an overall design of angular polychrome palmettes and serrated leaves scattered with occasional angular bird-like motifs, in a so called "running dog" border.

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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.