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


back to antique Kuba Perepedil rugs


"Perepedil" (or "Perpedil") Kuba carpet - published at Enza Milanesi's "The Carpet" book.

Northeastern Caucasus, Azerbaijan, 19th century
Venice, Rascid Rahaim Collection


Perepedil carpets take their name from a village north of Kuba. They are recognizable by an unusual field motif resembling rams' horns, in reality derived from ancient tribal emblems or from an early design of animals facing each other. This design has a white background and is set on the blue ground of superimposed medallions - the latter being primarily octagonal and light colored - together with rosettes, geometric floral elements and facing pairs of stylized birds set above and below each medallion. Note the unusual main border embellished with a three-colored geometric pattern.

Note: Pirabadil village is situated ~30 km south east of Kuba town, Azerbaijan. Most oriental rug books place this village on the north of Kuba by mistake.