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

Mordants

Difference between synthetically and naturally dyed rugs

Weaving and Finishing Steps

Galleries of ARFP Caucasian Azerbaijani Rugs
 

 

 

 

Shirvan Pomegranate Tree rug
CODE: SHRS02

Size (metric): 134x146cm
Size (ft): 4'4"x4'9"
Area: 1.95 m2
Density: 170 000 knots per square meter, totally 330 000 knots
Weaving period: 2 months
Colors: madder red, Persian blue, midnight blue, light blue, gold yellow, maroon/antique ruby, variegated lawn 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 cotton wefts
Handwoven in Azerbaijan

Design:
Pomegranate has a special meaning in Azerbaijan culture, representing fertility and flowing with the energy of life.

 

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Rooster




 



so called "glass and leaf" (or calyx and leaf) border



a rug with the calyx and leaf border can seen in "Jesus in the House of Marta" (c. 1535), by Vasco Fernandes (better known as Grão Vasco)



Veneto-Lombard School
Portrait of a Young Nobleman, circa 1545 shows a Caucasian rug with the so called "calyx and leaf"  border
 



King Henry VIII, 1537-1557?
Unknown, after Holbein.
Petworth House.

 

 

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.