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



Cypress Patterned Kuba (or Karabagh) carpet, 18th century (Khanate Period), Azerbaijan.

Sotheby's Fine Oriental and European Carpets
April 15, 1993, New York City
Est. $15,000-20,000

Literature:Ellis, Charles Grant, Oriental Carpets in the Philadelphia
Museum of Art, Philadelphia, 1988, p. 145, fig. 45a.

Lot 34 - A Kuba Blossom Carpet, Northeast Caucasus, 18th Century, rewoven areas, areas of repair, reselvaged. 14f. 11 in. by 6f. 8 in. (4.55 m. by 2.03 m.)
Warp: Wool, Z2S, alternate warp strongly depressed, ivory
Weft: Wool, Z2, 2 shoots, ivory, salmon, medium to dark brown
Pile: Wool, symmetrical knot
Density: 8-9 horizontal, 7- 1 0 vertical
Colors: Medium to deep cinnabar, goldenrod, medium to deep lapis, azure, black walnut, oat, teal blue, aubergine, chamois, fern