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 rug, so called "Molla Kamalli" design, late 19th century, Devechi-Shabran District, Southern Lowland Kuba Region, North East Azerbaijan

Four diamond-shaped medallions rest in a blue field, their serrated edges giving them the look of highly stylized palmettes. A variety of other smaller motifs the medallions, all imbued with a crisp geometry: tiny s-shaped “dragons,” rosettes, diamonds, and zoomorphic shapes so abstracted that their referent animal is lost. The precisely rendered Kufic border compliments the bold design.

3. ft 01 in x 4. ft 05 in (0.94 m x 1.35 m)
Nazmiyal Collection