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
 

 

Caucasian Kuba Zeyve Rug (so called "Lesghi Star" rug)
Code: KUZEY06
Size:
128x169cm
Size (ft):
4'2"x5'6"
Area:  2.16 m2
Density: 170 000 knots per square meter
Dyes: 100% natural dyes: madder, spurge / euphorbia, indigo, pomegranate skins, dyer's weed (Reseda Luteola L.)
Materials: Handcarded and handspun wool for pile, wool warps and cotton wefts
Hand Woven in Azerbaijan
Design: Four Lesghi Star medallions in madder red and aqua green are superimposed upon a deep blue field filled with an array of diverse motifs, including scorpion ornaments throughout the field; a richly coloured ivory-ground harshang (crab) main border is held between polychrome rosette guard and Baku type of colorful diagonal minor borders. This is an important instance of the harshang border being used in conjunction with a Zeyve field; in Ian Bennett’s  listing of all border patterns known for their use with a Zeyve field, the harshang is notable by its omission. The work also presents a lively and attractive use of colour.

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.