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
Our Natural Dyestuffs


Difference between synthetically and naturally dyed rugs

Weaving and Finishing Steps

Galleries of ARFP Caucasian Azerbaijani Rugs



Antique Kuba Afshan Blossom rug, third quarter 19th century,  Southern Kuba Region, Chirakh-Qala District (Zagli, Ugah, Tekye, Nohurlar villages), North East Azerbaijan.

Lot 223
Kuba 'Blossom' rug, Divichi region,
east Caucasus, about 1880,
6ft. x 4ft. 1.83m. x 1.22m.
Overall even wear, slight losses both ends.

Finely woven and with design characteristics of both Shirvan and Kuba Chichi rugs.

Woolley & Wallis, Salisbury Salerooms Ltd. "Carpets and Rugs"
Sale 17/01/2002