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


back to "Antique Azerbaijan / NW Iran Rugs" main page




Antique Azerbaijan rug in a blue ground, NW Iran. early 19th century

Sotheby's Carpets
New York | 01 Jun 2006, 10:15 AM | N08218

LOT 173
approximately 23ft. 1in. by 9ft. 6in. (7.03 by 2.90m.)
early 19th century
ESTIMATE 10,000-15,000 USD
Lot Sold: 18,000 USD

For a closely related gallery carpet with reversed color, having a red field with a blue border, see: Sotheby's New
York, 16 December 2004, lot 159 and for an 18th century blue ground example see: Burns, James D., Antique Rugs
of Kurdistan, A Historical Legacy of Woven Art, London, 2002, pp. 46-49 and cover, pl. 6. A fragmentary carpet of
similar design from the Collection of Doris Leslie Blau was sold in these rooms, 1 October 2003, lot 12.