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
Antique Kuba Karagashli rug, early 19th century, Lowland Kuba Region, possibly Chay Karagashli village, Devechi (Divichi) District, North East Azerbaijan
This rare Karagashli
is one of the very few of this type that can be designated as a prayer rug
The multiple arch
motif is extremely rare in Caucasian prayer rugs and is more often found in
Anatolian weavings. As example is a group of prayer rugs from central
Anatolia, attributed to Konya or Karapinar, which feature multiple stepped
arch-like motifs in a vertical arrangement.
Warp: brown and white wool; Z3S, 2 brown threads and one white; 14 threads per inch (55 per dm).
Weft: white cotton; Z4S; 2 shoots; average 11 knots per inch (av. 41 per dm)
Pile: wool; symmetrical knot; average 154 knots per sq. inch (av. 1128 per sq. dm)
Sides: 2 cords overcast with blue wool; white cotton has been used at the lower end
yellow, dark green, green, blue, dark blue, dark brown, cream (8).
published at Ralph Kaffel's Caucasian Prayer Rugs. plate 52.