About the Antique Rugs of the Future Project

Sheep Breeds of Azerbaijan

Shearing,
Sorting, Washing, Carding, Spinning

"The advantages of handspun yarn to machine spun yarn"

Rediscovery of Ancient Natural Dyes
Our Natural Dyestuffs

Mordants

Difference between synthetically and naturally dyed rugs

Weaving and Finishing Steps

Galleries of ARFP Caucasian Azerbaijani Rugs
 

 

 


"Dragon symbol" - The Dragon (Ejderha), also expressed as a Snake, is the symbol of might and power in ancient Turkic tradition. It is believed, especially in mountainous Central Asia, that dragons still live in the mountains of Tian Shan/Tengri Tagh and Altay.

Kuba Shahnazarli rug  
CODE: KUSHAH21

Size (metric): 100x139cm
Size (ft): 3'3"x4'6"
Area: 1.39 m2
Density: 170 000 knots per square meter, totally ~250 000 knots
Weaving period: two and half months
Colors: madder red, Persian blue, midnight blue, golden yellow, antique ruby, 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, wool warps and cotton wefts
Handwoven in Azerbaijan (Shahnazarli village)

Design: 
The indigo field scattered with various polychrome floral, animal and geometric minor motifs around the central stepped medallion, in a golden yellow ground polychrome S-motif main border and outer flowerhead minor borders


The serrated/saw-edged medallions (flame, gubba, gubpa) have been related by some authors to ancient Egyptian and Persian Royal insignia.

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Sumac motif


Sumac Fruit




 


fertility symbol




the picture represents the actual knot density - 35 x 57, or 130 KPSI

 


Grape Leaf
Apple






fertility symbol





 

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.