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



Yellow Kuba rug

Size (metric): 93x167cm
Size (ft): 3'0"x5'5"
Area: 1.55 m2
Density: 175 000 knots per square meter, totally ~270 000 knots
Weaving period: 3 months
Colors (14): madder red, olive green, forest green, variegated light green, cornflower blue, navy blue, medium blue, dark aqua green, gold yellow, obergine, cream, natural ivory, natural brown, walnut (light) 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, wool warps (natural ivory and brown twist) and cotton wefts
Handwoven in Azerbaijan

Design: The yellow field contains various polychrome star and flower head motifs with some kaleidoscopic effect. The ivory main border shows the early (early 19th century) version of the crab/harshang motif. The minor border contains a delicate form of the "S" (dragon) symbol

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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.