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

Mordants

Difference between synthetically and naturally dyed rugs

Weaving and Finishing Steps

Galleries of ARFP Caucasian Azerbaijani Rugs
 

 

back to "An Educational Guide to Antique Zakatala  rugs & carpets" main page

 

Antique Zakatala rug with dark colors, North Azerbaijan, 19th century


Major Autumn Auction
Auction date: Saturday 05. December 2009
Rippon Boswell & Co. International Auctioneers of Rare Carpets & Textiles

Lot: 17
Zakatale
A small Zakatale in dark colours. The field, whose ground colour alternates between beige, dusky pink, earth brown, red-brown and indigo blue, has an unconventional design of amulets, checked box shapes, diamonds and a large hook shape at the lower end, as well as a row of abstract human figures. The boxes in the red-ground main border, divided into eight segments, are reminiscent of the designs seen in Talish carpets. Both ends repiled, otherwise well preserved.
Origin: Central Caucasus
Size: 165 x 97 cm
Age: Late 19th century
Estimate: 2.400,00