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
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Difference between synthetically and naturally dyed rugs

Weaving and Finishing Steps

Galleries of ARFP Caucasian Azerbaijani Rugs


Antique Kuba Zejwa long rug, end of 19th century, Southern Kuba Region, Azerbaijan

Ian Bennett's Oriental Rugs Volume I

Plate no: 402 Zejwa long rugs are uncommon. This example has attractive colors, including a quite vivid green. A high proportion of these rugs have the interlock border composition seen on this example. It should never been assumed, of course, that Caucasian rugs of very similar compositions come from the same area or the same province. Nos. 402 and 403, for instance, do not seem to be of the same group as no. 404. The first two, for instance (and very significantly), have, within the centre of each medallion, the same red diamond gül with an octofoil flower head at each point, associate with 'eagle' Chelaberds. Late 19th/early 20th century. 235 x 94 cm