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 a small pattern light-red trellis field with corroded brown.  Its striking border has an abrashed blue-green ground, decorated with attractive, large-scale blossoms, curved leaves and blue selveges. 

Its field is similar to that in a third-quarter 19th century Kuba rug in Hali 47, page 87.  Its field design and color are also similar to a Zeikhur prayer rug, dated 1861, in Tschebullís article in Hali 62, page 86.

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