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 Caucasian Kuba Syrt Chichi carpet, 19th century, Azerbaijan.
Plate no: 351 Ian Bennett’s Oriental Rugs Volume I

This is a particularly pleasing example. The colours are vivid...although there is no diminution of the lively, kaleidoscopic effect of the busy design, the compositional elements are more generously spaced. Note the way one bar goes the 'wrong' way two-thirds of the distance down each long border. The faded area at the right edge of the rug near the bottom is a re-weave. Second half of the 19th century. 155 x 113 cm

Lit.: Ian Bennett’s Oriental Rugs Volume I p. 269