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, 3'9 x 5'2", Southern Kuba Region, Azerbaijan. Second half 19th century.

Structure: Symmetrical knot.  7 knots per horizontal inch and 10 knots per vertical inch. 70 per square inch (1085 per square decimeter)

Yarn Spin: Z.

Warp: 2 ply old ivory wool.

Weft: 2 shots brown wool.

Pile: 2 wool singles.

Ends: Obliquely twined binding with .5 inch fringe.

Selvages: 2 cord interlaced light and dark brown wool.

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