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 "Bird" rug, late 19th century, possibly Alpan or one of the surrounding villages, Northern Hillside Kuba Region, North East Azerbaijan

An antique Kuba long rug, East Caucasus

Sale Information
Christie's Sale 5781
European furniture, Works of art, Tapestries and Carpets
22 November 2005
London, South Kensington

Lot Description
An antique Kuba long rug, East Caucasus
The shaded indigo field with single column of polychrome floral motif lozenges, each with hooked and checkered pendants surrounded by S-motifs, hooked vine, arrowheads and occasional animal figure, in broad ivory crab-rosette border between light rust rosette stripes, outer plain stripes, slight overall wear, slightly corroded black
309cm. x 117cm.(10ft.3in. x 3ft.10in.)