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 midnight blue field and a wide yellow border, NW Iran.

Major Spring Auction
Auction date: Saturday 19. May 2012
Rippon Boswell & Co. International Auctioneers of Rare Carpets & Textiles

Lot: 132
Kurdish Rug: A Kurdish village rug, with a midnight blue field and a wide yellow border. The field design consists of two large, blazing red palmettes alternating with two green rosettes outlined in white, embedded in a dense basic pattern of flowers, diamonds and twigs. Two small human figures are depicted in the lower section near the end. Original finishes all around, slight signs of wear and small repairs.
Origin: North West Persia, Azerbaijan
Dimensions: 286 x 124 cm
Age: Second half 19th century
Estimate: 2,300.00