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
back to antique Kuba Perepedil rugs
Antique Kuba Perepedil rug, 1860-70's, North East Azerbaijan.
This rug was exhibited at the Oriental Rugs from Pacific Collections show
during the sixth ICOC conference in San Francisco (17-20 November 1990). It
was published as plate 180 in the accompanying catalogue, where Murray
Eiland wrote: 'The graceful rendition of geometric forms that are often
cramped together in these rugs gives this example an unusual appeal. It
provides an excellent example of how successful a rug can be, even with a
small amount of synthetic mauve, which does not in
Text and image from Ralph Kaffel's Caucasian Prayer Rugs.