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



1856 dated Brooklyn Museum Kuba or Derbend rug, North East Azerbaijan

Medium: Wool
Place Made: Transcaucasus
Dates: 1856
Dimensions: 55 1/2 x 33 1/2 in. (141 x 85.1 cm)
Collections: Arts of the Islamic World
Museum Location: This item is not on view
Accession Number: 84.140.9
Credit Line: Bequest of Mrs. Joseph V. McMullan, gift of the Beaupre Charitable Trust in memory of Joseph V. McMullan
Image: Overall, 84.140.9.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
Catalogue Description: Central field: off-white with rows of repeating floral elements in red, light blue, and darker blue. Borders (inner to outer): #1 - narrow, light blue with red edge; #2 - teal blue with red and white, blue, red and dark blue, and light blue with pink flowers; #3 - light blue with dark blue lozenges; #4 - red ground with pink pseudo-kufic and blue flowers; #5 - same as no. 3 with yellow edge, woven fringe. 184 knots per square inch
Brooklyn Museum,
Collections: Arts of the Islamic World