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 Syrt Chichi carpet, last quarter of the 19th century, The State Museum of Azerbaijan Carpet and Applied Art

A piece which displays many of the characteristic features of Chichi rugs, including the dark blue field slightly tinged with green, the Kufic border, and the wealth of compositional details. Chichi rugs are renowned for the extraordinary, jewel-like, quality of their compositions which, on the best examples, give the surface great movement. This piece has somewhat dull colours. (Lit.: Ian Bennett: Oriental Rugs Volume I).