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

An interesting piece, having an orange field with yellow abrash at the lower end...this piece also is of the type called 'Khirdagyd-Chichi'. It is noticeable that rugs of this group have a wide variety of border compositions; a prayer rug, also with Kufic borders, was on the United States art market in 1979 and is illustrated in Hali (vol . 2, no. 1, p. 77). This latter rug has a blue-green abrashed field and light blue-green borders; it is dated 1295 A.H. (A.D. 1878). Like the present rug, it was quite finely woven and with a displaced warp. Second half 19th century. 184 x 135 cm