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

Mordants

Difference between synthetically and naturally dyed rugs

Weaving and Finishing Steps

Galleries of ARFP Caucasian Azerbaijani Rugs

 


 

Antique "Zejwa" rug, Northern Kuba or southern Dagthestan, North East Azerbaijan, Nazmiyal Collection, 8' x 13'. This is the only "Zejwa" example with seven medallions that I have seen so far.


A series of geometric medallions in ivory and red repeats across a dark blue ground. Within each of these is a smaller quatrefoil medallion spewing forth branches or vines rendered as latchhooks, with smaller stylized animals scattered across the remaining space. A series of borders enclose the field first an S-Dragon border, then a stylized vinescroll, and finally a double vinescroll or 'crab" border.