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, Azerbaijan.

Published at Ian Bennett: Oriental Rugs. Volume I: Caucasian Rugs

Plate: 355

This is the design which Schurmann considers to be 'typical' of Chichi rugs. The inner white ground guard, with its polychrome floral stars, is a very pleasing feature of this piece. Note the greenish tonality of the guards flanking the main border. Altogether a
delightful rug, although the handling of the main borders at the bottom end is a little crude - normally a somewhat more fluid turn is achieved. Second half of the 19th century. 205 x 113 cm