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
 

 

 

 

 

Caucasian Shirvan Prayer rug, "namazlig"
CODE: SHRP04

Size (metric): 100x130cm
Size (ft): 3'3"x4'3"
Area: 1.3 m2
Density: 170 000 knots per square meter, totally 220 000 knots
Weaving period: 2 months
Colors: madder red, peach, salmon, cream, Persian blue, midnight blue, light blue, gold yellow, maroon/antique ruby, aqua 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
 
 

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star motif

 

 

"Moon, Pleiades, two Planets" drawing at Gemiqaya Petroglyphs in Nakhchivan (dated to the 4th-1st millennia BC including the Bronze and Early Iron Ages)

 


aancient Arabic numbers



 


ancient pot



 


fertility symbol

 


arrow heads
 



 


 


dragon symbol

 

 

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.