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
Difference between synthetically and naturally dyed rugs
Weaving and Finishing Steps
Galleries of ARFP Caucasian Azerbaijani Rugs
"Early Karabagh rugs and carpets" main page
Early Azerbaijan textile, 18th century, Shirvan or Karabagh, Textile Museum,
2.18. Cotton (cross stitch on resist-dyed blue cotton), silk, 152 X 125 cm.
Surviving examples of Caucasian embroidered
textiles date from the 18th century and later, but they represent a much
longer tradition. The motifs are similar to those found in better known
Caucasian rugs and flatweaves that were made for export. It has been
suggested that rug weavers may have copied the designs of these
embroidered textiles and incorporated them into their design repertoire.
These colorful textiles of the Caucasus region were a domestic art made
for home use and local commerce, and their strong colors and patterns
reflect the ethnic and regional diversity of the Caucasus.