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 Dragon Sumakh Flatweave
Size: 133x178cm
Size (ft): 4'4"x5'10"
Area: 2.36 m2
Dyes: 100% natural dyes: madder, spurge / euphorbia, indigo, pomegranate skins, walnut husks
Materials: Handcarded and handspun wool
Weaving method:
Wefts (horizontal yarns) are wrapped around the warps (vertical strands of wool; fringe is a part of it).
Hand woven in Azerbaijan
Design: The dusty red field with a variety of small geometric and floral motifs, stylised animals and palmettes around a bold design of interlaced serrated ivory and green panels linking indigo similar panels, each containing similar minor motifs and enclosing large golden hooked stylised palmettes, in a green border of polychrome octagons containing addorsed C-motifs (Turkic tribal elements) divided by ivory/indigo floral minor guards and outer "running dog or water" stripe.

Contact us for more information about this rug


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.