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 Prayer rug
Size: 125x170cm
Size (ft): 4'1"x5'6"
Area: 2.12 m2
Density: 170 000 knots per square meter
Dyes: 100% natural dyes: madder, spurge / euphorbia, indigo, pomegranate skins
Materials: Handcarded and handspun wool for pile, wool warps and cotton wefts

Hand Woven in Azerbaijan
Design: The shaded indigo field with diagonal rows of polychrome serrated boteh / buta the indigo mihrab arch above with an ivory keel-arch of angular stylised floral vine scattered with stylised floral motifs around diagonal rows of polychrome boteh,  inner reciprocal skittle-pattern stripe, in a madder red border of bird motif between indigo flowerhead vine stripes

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.