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, early 20th century, Northern Kuba Region, North East Azerbaijan, 2. ft 10 in x 3. ft 09 in (0.86 m x 1.14 m), Nazmiyal Collection

Antique Kuba Seychour, Caucasus, circa 1900 - A finely detailed lattice of indented polygons is set against a rich crimson field on this elegant little antique Seychour from the Northwest Caucasus. The dark outlines of the lattice are animated by small ivory shaped incorporated into their contours. All three borders consist of the same stylized vinescroll, but each varies the coloration of the components in keeping with the palette of the field. Seychour's are prized for the utmost precision of their drawing and design as well as for their saturated color. This example exemplifies the Seychour group at its best.