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

In this piece, one can see the typical colour range of 'Western Flower' Seichur rugs. However, the carnations arc poorly drawn and upside down in relation to the roses. Note how border can be seen as a continuous row of feathered blue eagles' heads on a white ground. The inner border, in the typical pink-red palette, is also attractive Late 19th century.

published at Ian Bennett's Oriental Rugs Volume I plate no: 386