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 [so called Khirdagyd Chichi] design) or Antique Derbend carpet.

Ian Bennett's Oriental Rugs Volume I

plate: 410 Again, something of a peculiar mixture, although a very attractive rug notwithstanding. The field composition consists of a somewhat simplified 'Chichi' pattern on an ivory ground and the main border contains the 'Seichur' pattern but rendered in yellow, pale blue and orange, a most unusual colour combination. 1 see no reason why this piece should not be designated Kuba (compare it with pl. 358, for instance). Second half of the 19th century.


Note: If we attribute this rug to Kuba, then it is definitely not of Chichi origin, it must be woven somewhere south of Zeykhur / Seichour village. This could be Alpan or any other neighboring villages. But Derbend origin is very plausible too. (V.D.)