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, mid 19th century, Southern Kuba Region, North East Azerbaijan

Antique Kuba rug, probably Kuba district, East Caucasus, Ca 1820-1850.

A rare and unusual rug with a curious combination of weave and design that places it somewhere between a Kazak and a Kuba. A rug of great age with an archaic drawing and a rare main border (note the yellow "eyes" at the top end only), the entire rug generously open and uncluttered. Ideally a rug like this should be kept on the wall as an important work of folk art. A related (in terms of design) rug was shown by P Bausback, Germany, in his 1988 Exhibition catalogue, page 83.
215 x 152 cms, 7'1" x 5'

Sold for 4500

The Peter Linden Sale
James Adam Salerooms
24 October 2006