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
Our Natural Dyestuffs


Difference between synthetically and naturally dyed rugs

Weaving and Finishing Steps

Galleries of ARFP Caucasian Azerbaijani Rugs




Shirvan "Akstafa" rug


Size (metric): 92x152cm
Size (ft): 3'0"x4'11"
Area: 1.4 m2
Density: 155 000 knots per square meter, totally 217 000 knots
Weaving period: 2 and half months

Colors: madder red, cerulean blue, midnight blue, weld yellow, 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
- all are eco-friendly and non-toxic
Materials: Handcarded and handspun wool for pile, ivory wool warps and coton wefts
Handwoven in Azerbaijan

The blue field with two red and ivory octagonal medallions and various geometric devices within an ivory border

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Mythical Animal

Star Motif

Tribal symbol

"Kilim Gülü" motif

Stylized rams horn motif





Belt buckle motif

Symbol of Dragon


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.