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



1289 AH = 1871 AD dated Kuba or Baku Soumak carpet, Eastern Azerbaijan

Size: m. 2,04 x 1,20 - 6’8” x 3’11”

A Sumak of unusual size and design, with a rare saffron yellow background and good old patina.

The field’s multicoloured blossom design seems hiding minor delicate motives. Among these it is possible to notice a few swastikas (of old Indo-Chinese origin), weather-cocks and zig zag lines along the vertical sides.

The nice border is based on a calyces and hooked flowers pattern for the central band and a double medachil for the inside and outside frame.

Luciano Coen Collection