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



This rug has the characteristic blue selvege and colors of Seichour rugs. It has an unusual bird border and a fine weave, of approximately 130 kpsi. Its Kasim Ushag design (usually seen in Karabagh rugs) derived from 17th century Caucasian embroideries. This rug is a very close match with the Seichour rug in Raoul Tschebull article, Hali 62, page 84. Field clearly derived from early Caucasian workshop carpets while the medallion is reminiscent of early Caucasian embroideries such as the one on page 106 of this same issue.

Information and picture from R. JOHN HOWE: TEXTILES AND TEXT