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, 18th century (Khanate Period), Azerbaijan.

Lot 6 - A Kuba Blossom Carpet, Northeast Caucasus, 18th Century, partial end borders, cut and reduced in length, oxidized browns, other minor repairs throughout, rewoven area upper end, overcast sides. Approximately 9ft. 4 in. by 4fl. 11 in. (2.85 m. by 1.50 m.)

Warp: Wool, Z2S, alternate warp strongly depressed, ivory, ivory/medium to dark brown twist
Weft: Wool, Z2-3, 2 shoots, light salmon, ivory/dark brown mix
Pile: Wool, symmetrical knot
Density: 10- 11 horizontal, 7- 10 vertical
Sides: Not original
Ends: Incomplete
Colors: Cadmium red, medium to deep cornflower blue, mushroom, slate black, pale to deep blueberry, pink coral, maize, aqua, teal blue, birch, cashew

Sotheby's Fine Oriental and European Carpets
April 15, 1993, New York City
Est. $5,000-7,000