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 Bird rug, 19th century, North East Azerbaijan

167 X 76 ; 5,5 ft. x 2,5 ft.,

second half 19th century,

Knots : symmetric, pulled slightly to the right

Density: tightly woven, H 36/10cm V36/10cm 1296/dmē ; H 9/pi V 9/pi 81/psi.

Warps: tightly spun tan wool Z2S, warp depression around 45° and ribbed back

Wefts: two shoots tan - beige wool

Selvages: not original

Colors: natural, different shade of blue from light to dark blue, pink, white, medium brown, gold, madder red, olive, dark green

seen on spongobongo.com