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 Konagkend rug, third quarter 19th century,  Southern Mountainous  Kuba Region, North East Azerbaijan.

“This rug has an overall arebesque lattice based on hexagonal forms. The arabesque pattern with strong ‘Kufic’ border is possibly a descendant of the ‘early lotto’ Turkish rugs from the 15th century.” This rug has 10 colors and a corroded brown that “accentuates” the arabesque of the field with an embossed effect. It is in “superb” condition.


Information and picture from R. JOHN HOWE: TEXTILES AND TEXT