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



Antique Kuba rug, late 19th century, North East Azerbaijan

339 This beautifully coloured rug is stylistically, something of an anachronism. It has a coarse look, the main border is characteristic of a certain sub-group of rugs attributed to Chichi and the main field composition is related to rugs usually attributed to north Shirvan. An origin in north Shirvan seems most likely, but there would no doubt, be many people who would support a Kuba attribution or even an 'Ordutch-Konagkend' one. One would certainly hesitate to suggest that it and no. 337 are part of a group, despite some superficial similarities and a few shared motifs. Late 19th century. 144 x 113 cm

Ian Bennett's Oriental Rugs Volume I, plate 339