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
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Difference between synthetically and naturally dyed rugs

Weaving and Finishing Steps

Galleries of ARFP Caucasian Azerbaijani Rugs




Talish rug, "Stars"

Size (metric): 94x116cm
Size (ft): 3'1"x3'9"
Area: 1.09 m2
Density: 160 000 knots per square meter, totally ~175 000 knots
Weaving period: two months
Colors: madder red, sky blue, midnight blue, Persian blue, golden yellow, antique ruby, dark forest 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 Hokmali village, Azerbaijan

The madder red field with polychrome star pattern overall within an ivory Talish rosette and dice border


Contact us for more information about this rug

According to L. Kerimov this motif depicts an apple. The other opinion claims a name "heart-rosette" for it.


actual knot density

The eastern provinces of Azerbaijan


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.