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 Kuba Karagashli rug, mid 19th century,  Lowland Kuba Region, possibly Chay Karagashli village,  Devechi (Divichi) District, North East Azerbaijan

Note the abundance of small animal and bird figures scattered throughout the field (two of which have perched in the top left-hand corder of the border), including at top left a horse with six legs and two heads supporting a standing human rider...180 x 128 cm

Plate no: 319 Ian Bennett’s Oriental Rugs Volume I

Lit.: Ian Bennett’s Oriental Rugs Volume I, p. 247