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



A Kuba rug, late 18th/early 19th century (Khanate Period), Azerbaijan. James D Burns Collection

A South Caucasian rug,
circa 1800, 97cm x 191cm, 3'2'' x 6'3''

Pile: wool, symmetrical, knot V9 x H7 = 63 per sq. in.
Warp: wool, natural brown, ivory, Z4S, very irregular offset from 10 to as much 30
Weft: cotton, ivory, ranges considerably in thickness, 2 shoots.

Published at "The Caucasus : Tradition in Weaving" plate no: 14