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



Caucasian Shirvan Marasali (Kabistan) Prayer rug

Size (metric): 102x153cm
Size (ft): 3'4"x5'0"
Area: 1.56 m2
Density: 180 000 knots per square meter, totally ~280 000 knots
Weaving period: 4 months
Dyes: 100% natural dyes: madder, weld (Reseda Luteola), indigo, pomegranate skins, walnut husks
Materials: Handcarded and handspun wool for pile, wool warps and cotton wefts
Handwoven in Azerbaijan, Gobu Village

The yellow field with serrated lattice containing polychrome floral sprays, mihrab (prayer niche) above with similar design, in an ivory border of stylised shaped and linked panels between panelled arrowhead and flowerhead stripes, outer-reciprocal skittle-pattern and barber-pole stripes

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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.