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, North East Azerbaijan

19th century, 5'2" X 3'6" [m. 1.60 X 1.10]

Warps: wool
Weft: wool, two shoots after each row of knots
Knotting: Ghiordes, wool, 120 knots per square inch {1900 per dm.2}

This appealing rug is decorated with a plethora of leaves, flowers, swastikas, and jerky white figures on its dark ground. Although the figures are more dissipated than the Chelaberd, Zejwa, or Kazak Sunburst, they are in the same mold.

published at Luciano Coen & Louise Duncan's The Oriental Rug
Lit: Luciano Coen & Louise Duncan's The Oriental Rug, plate 48