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 Khyrda Gül Chichi (Khirdagyd Chichi) or Derbend carpet.

Ian Bennett's Oriental Rugs Volume I

pl. 409 An interesting rug, the long narrow field of which has a composition closely related to some so-called Chichi rugs. The bold and handsome
border is characteristic of a group of long rugs usually attributed by authors to Daghestan. Perhaps the most beautiful example in recent
literature is a rug with an open blue field surrounded by a bold red serration illustrated by Eberhart Herrmann in Von Lotto bis Tekke (no. 31), a piece
which could possibly be late 18th century in date. However, a very similar border is also found on later Shirvan long rugs — compare, for instance 255. Probably second half of the 19th century.