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, 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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