About the Antique Rugs of the Future Project
Sheep Breeds of Azerbaijan
Shearing, 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 Northern Kuba rug, Qusar District, North East Azerbaijan.
The midnight-blue central field shows three vertical rows of rising animal
and plant motifs. Plants and animals do not rule each other out, but they
complement one another and to some extent, they even merge into one another.
The different palmeues are surrounded by animal couples (mainly probably
birds as totem animals) which are arranged symmetrically. What we described
in No 49, the previous piece regarding the Goklan-like gols, can also be
observed here. In the centre, we can see the composition of two bird heads
around a pole like in the previous rug. This pattern is repeated in the
bottom of the centre. What Is striking and dominating is the kabala pattern
as outer border which used to be and/ or still is considered as a
characteristic feature of Zeikhur carpets. It is quite common for the wide
kabala border to be combined with an even wider, yet inconspicuous border of
vine meanders. The inconspicuousness is a result of the finely drawn
rosettes the colours of which are. almost tone-in-tone.
Warps: Wool, Z3 S, ivory.