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


An antique Kuba rug with so called Lesghi star medallions, probably Southern Hillside Kuba Region, Azerbaijan. 

Price Realized 705 ($1,151)

Sale Information
Christie's Sale 9664
Carpets, European Furniture and Decorative Objects
9 July 2003
London, South Kensington

Lot Description
The shaded deep blue field with many animal figures, hooked bars and lozenges around five polychrome stylised medallions, in broad ivory border of stylised hooked octagons and hooked battons between rosette and hooked panel stripes, outer barber-pole stripes, slight localized wear, minute old repairs on the field and old small reweave at one end - 228cm. x 130cm.(7ft.6in. x 4ft.3in.)