About the Antique Rugs of the Future Project
Sheep Breeds of Azerbaijan
Shearing, 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
Renowned for their distinctive style, art-level
19th century Chi-Chi rugs are seldom encountered and avidly sought after
by collectors for their signature hooked mandala motif and repeated-prism
border design. This exceptional piece presents an animated, dazzling
rendition of this great tribal style, while maintaining perfect harmony of
elements. The field abounds with ancestral patterns, including diminutive
weaver's combs and Star of Wisdom motife. Its sharply rendered profusion
of design extends into a virtuoso series of borders. Very good condition
for its substantial age reinforces its great appeal.
Note the colorful flower head motif border - amazing arrangement of the colors. The size of this rug is 3'9''x5'9''. Third quarter, 19th century.