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



A rare antique Kuba rug, second half  19th century, Northern Hillside Kuba Region, North East Azerbaijan

This is a striking piece with its large-scale border contrasting with the relatively tiny instrumentation of its field.

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The scale of the border makes the field seem plainish but looked at more closely it has its own dense instrumentation.

Below is a long section of this spacious, colorful border with its abrashed green-green-blue ground.