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 rug, so called "Yerfi" design, late 19th century, Konagkend District, Mountainous Kuba Region, North East Azerbaijan
57 Erfi Konakhkend
central field consists of two vertical rows of palmette-like motifs in two
variations alternating from one row to the next. Hook-rimmed lozenges and
bushes appear between them in staggered rows. L. Kerimov reports that the
main ornaments are called chadyr (tent) and the bushes kyol (pel).
Warp: Wool, Z3S,
Literature: L Kerimov II, colour ill. 27; James D. Burns pictured the earliest piece known to me in The Caucasus Traditions in Weaving, Seattle 1987, plate 11. That carpet is introduced as Karabakh.