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


Kuba CHICHI rug, 19th century, 11'6" x 4'8" [m.3.55 x 1.44}
published at Luciano Coen & Louise Duncan's "The Oriental Rug"

Warp: wool
Weft: wool, two shoots after each row of knots
Knotting: Ghiordes, wool, 102 knots per square inch [1600 per dm.2]

Chichi rugs are easily spotted owing to several distinct characteristics. The outstanding border, a diagonal barber pole crossing a chain of rosettes, is almost always used, as are the hooked, stepped octagons that form the bottom row in this field (see Plate 66).

The designs are crowded on a black field in many colors - red, blue, white, yellow and  green, all  in  shades.