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



Kuba rug, late 18th century, North East Azerbaijan

Floral Carpet (Afshan Pattern), 19th century
ürk ve Islam Eserleri Museum, Istanbul.
Acquired 30 December 1936. Inv. no. 939 (1-696) from the Ali
Paşa Mosque in Tokat. 233 x 570 cm

Field: Red Ground. Rows of large rosettes and stars, filled with brown and red, on white stems and separated by alternate rows of blue rosettes and palmettes outlined in brown.

Border: Yellow ground. Blue and red rosettes outlined in brown, have four small stems ending in three-lobed rosettes between brown and red rosettes.


Warps: Z2S wool, light brown
Weft: Z2S wool, light brown, two shoots
Knots: symmetrical, 31 H x 32 V = 992 / per square dm
Pile: wool, losely twisted and cut short, slanting to the left
Colours: red, blue, green, yellow, brown and ivory

Yetkin, Serare, Early Caucasian Carpets in Turkey, Vol. I, London, 1978, pl. 71.