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
Antique Kuba Soumak rug, Northern Kuba or Southern Daghestan Region, early 19th century. Victoria and Albert Museum. no. 249. Given by Sir Charles Marling in 1911. 7 feet 1 inch x 3 feet 8 inches. 112 x 216 cm.
Warp - white wool, 22 to one inch.
Weft - colored wool, 18 rows to the inch. There is a binding weft of white wool, one shoot of which is put through after each row of the pattern weft.
Soumak method of
weaving is used more in the Caucasian district than in any other part of the
East, though small pieces of carpeting of very similar technique are also
found in Turkestan and the adjoining parts. _ vm