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





the radiating sunburst medallions (sometimes called St. Andrew's Cross)

A fine Seychour rug in a yellow ground with two radiating sunburst medallions

Size (metric): 133x177cm
Size (ft): 4'4"x5'9"
Area: 2.35 m2
Density: 170 000 knots per square meter, totally 400 000 knots
Weaving period: three months
Colors: madder red, Persian blue, midnight blue, gold yellow, maroon/antique ruby, 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
Materials: Handcarded and handspun wool for pile, ivory wool warps and madder dyed red wefts
Handwoven in Azerbaijan

The design is rather interesting. A series of enclosed triangles that use the borders as well as the linear design down the middle of the rug as sides of the triangle. The middle line is a series of crabs and crosses, and the field is decorated with rosettes, but it could also be stars, tulips, or other familiar designs.

The running water (or running dog) main border and stylised arrowhead (or flowerhead) minor border between barber pole stripes.

The marvelous aspect of this rug is its yellow background, for white, green, and blue are the most often seen ground colors in a Sejshour.


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A view from the nature of Qusar District (Azerbaijan) where Zeykhur village is situated



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.