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 carpet, Southern Lowland Kuba Region, Shahnazarli-Karagashli Area, Azerbaijan

Lot 68, A Karagashli Rug, Northeast Caucasus, dated 1329 (1911). Approximately 7 ft. 3 in. by 4 ft. 2 in. (2.21 m. by 1.27 m.)

Sotheby's Fine Oriental Rugs and Carpets, New York

03 June, 1989

est. $8,000-$10,000

Warp: Wool, Z5S, ivory

Weft: Cotton (Z1) Z2S, 2 shoots, white

Pile: Wool, symmetrical knot

Density: 9 horizontal, 15-16 vertical

Sides: Cotton, 2 cords of 2 warps each, overcast blue

Ends: 1 in. blue cotton kilim then 1 in. multi-knotted long-cabled fringe tied at bottom