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 (Quba) Zeyve Rug with five medallions
Size: 155x219cm
Size (ft): 5'1"x7'2"
Area: 3.39 m2
Density: 175 000 knots per square meter, totally ~ 600 000 knots

Colors (16): dark brown (undyed), ivory (undyed), cerulean blue, Persian blue (medium blue), midnight blue, light aqua green, green (medium), soft madder red, ivory, light yellow, medium yellow, old purple/mauve, obergine, maroon, beige, dark madder red.

Dyes: 100% natural dyes: madder, spurge / euphorbia, indigo, pomegranate skins, onion skins, walnut husks

Materials: Handcarded and handspun wool for pile, ivory wool warps and ivory wool wefts (two shots)

Handwoven in Azerbaijan, by three sisters, dated (1437 (2016))

The medallion design is related to the early small pattern Holbein motif:

to see early small patter Holbein rugs: http://www.azerbaijanrugs.com/anatolian/historical_holbein_carpets.htm

Contact us for more information about this rug










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.