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
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Difference between synthetically and naturally dyed rugs

Weaving and Finishing Steps

Galleries of ARFP Caucasian Azerbaijani Rugs


Antique Caucasian Kuba Khyrda Gl / Khirdagyd Chichi design rug, late 19th century. Azerbaijan. 91 cm x 177 cm

Note: Here, the main border type should not be confusing; it has been widely used in the lowland Kuba district. Compare the central field to
large Kuba Khyrda Gl / Khirdagyd Chichi carpet
Sale 2336 Lot 201.

Sale 2216 Lot 313

Shirvan Rug, East Caucasus, last quarter 19th century, two columns of flowering plants flanked by small diamonds and hooked motifs in midnight blue, red, ivory, violet, dark brown, and blue-green on the gold field, ivory Ashik gul and paired triangle border, (slight even wear, small rewoven areas, reovercast), 5 ft. 10 in. by 3 ft.
Estimate $1,500-2,000

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