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


Nineteenth century 3'11" x 4'10" (120x147 cm)

From Murray L Eiland Jr. & Murray Eiland III's "Oriental Rugs A Complete Guide" plate no: 284

Description: Although this rug, with its deeply depressed alternate warps, is clearly from the Kuba district, one cannot make a more precise village attribution, as it includes elements of several well recognized types.

Warp: wool,3 strands.
Weft: wool,2 strands, 2 shoots.
Pile: wool, 2 strands.
Knot: symmetrical, alternate warps deeply depressed, v. 15, h. 11,165/in2 (h. 60, v. 44,1440/dm2).
Edges: reinforced selvage of light blue cotton over 2 warps.

Note: Although that we can't precisely indicate the exact village origin of this rug, as M. Eiland writes in his book, the Chichi origin is highly possible here. Especially, in Dere Chichi village of Kuba district, the Kufic border was widely used.