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
Difference between synthetically and naturally dyed rugs
Weaving and Finishing Steps
Galleries of ARFP Caucasian Azerbaijani Rugs
Shirvan Marasali Prayer
Size (metric): 111x152cm
Size (ft): 3'7"x4'11"
Area: 1.68 m2
Density: 170 000 knots per square meter, totally ~300 000 knots
Weaving period: three months
Colors: madder red, Persian blue, midnight blue, light sky blue, golden yellow, green, maroon/antique ruby, 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
Materials: Handcarded and handspun wool for pile, ivory wool warps and cotton wefts
Handwoven in Azerbaijan
Design: The indigo field with diagonal rows of polychrome serrated boteh, the indigo mihrab arch above with an ivory keel arch of angular vine scattered with minor motifs around rows of polychrome boteh, inner reciprocal skittle-pattern stripe, in an ivory border of angular stylised floral vine between indigo flowerhead angular vine stripes. dated 1433 (2012)
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actual knot density
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