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At the present time we work through our workshop, which is located 20 km away from the center of Baku city.
We are trying to reestablish our forefathers' tradition in offering for sale these museum-quality rugs and carpets. Pursuing this ancient tradition, we serve the great culture of our country, Azerbaijan. For thousands of years, our ancestors have made carpets of inimitable beauty, of inexhaustible richness in color, of amazing interlacement of patterns, of artistic fantasy, and, most of all, of consummate skill. We consider it an honor to present these timeless masterpieces to the world.
ur great grandfather
ur great grandfatherKarbala-i Ali Hussein (1866-1941)
Our great-grandfather Karbala-i Ali
Hussein (1866-1941) was one of the most famous carpet merchants of Baku.
During the years 1890-1920 he traded extensively in Azerbaijan
carpets--specially Baku, Kuba, and Shirvan carpets--in Nijniy Novgorod
(Russia), in Istanbul (Ottoman), and in Persian markets. He was known not
only as a good merchant, but also as a good person with a tender
character. In 1920 the Russian Red Army invaded Azerbaijan, and the
Communist regime abolished the ancient private trade. Karbala-i Ali
Hussein died in 1941 in his house, which was situated in the old-city
section of Baku, Icheri Sheher.
What makes us unique?
Quality of the materials that we use:
Pure handspun and hand carded wool, also natural dyes such as madder, cochineal,
weld, euphorbia-spurge, dyer's woad, indigo, onion
skins, walnut husks, pomegranate
etc. are used in our
rugs. Most rug dealers claim their rugs to be natural dyed, but the fact
is that there are handful entrepreneurs in the world who really use
natural dyes, because it is simply a much more expensive and
Our production is based on revival of antique designs, natural dyes and old weaving traditions - our rugs are made with exactly the same roots and plants and structure and material as rugs made 200 years ago.
These rugs will provide character, class and style to almost any setting. They will last a lifetime, retain and gain value. They are at once art, floor covering, and investment.
Originality: All our rugs and carpets, with various designs, are woven in Azerbaijan (Kazak rugs, Kuba rugs, Shirvan rugs, Baku rugs, Tabriz rugs, Ardabil rugs, Ganja rugs, Karabakh rugs, Shusha rugs, Derbend rugs, Talish rugs) 95% of Caucasian labeled rugs are Azerbaijani rugs. Therefore, if you care about originality be ware of the rugs with Caucasian designs that are made in other countries such as Pakistan, Afghanistan, India and China, as most of them were duplicated in a haphazard fashion and do not represent their origins in design elements and workmanship.
Authenticity: All our rugs are certified with authenticity from The State Museum of Azerbaijan Carpet and Applied Art
Rarity: Our rugs are not
the result of mass production! We are a small group of 20
weavers and our production is limited. We work with the local women who
weave our rugs at their home as a natural part of the daily family
routine, which improves their social and economic status. Each rug that
our weavers make is unique and one of a kind.
Ninety-five percent of all oriental rugs and carpets made today in the world are woven with inexpensive processed wool which has been spun into yarn by machine, and then colored with modern synthetic dyes. The result is a rug which appears precise and lifeless with no variation in design, texture, or coloration. This is how most modern oriental rugs are made.
Besides, our project activity, we also specialize in all kind old, semi-antique and antique Caucasian rugs and carpets, including pile rugs, kilims, sumaks, shadda, jajim, zili, verni (verneh), khurjun, heybe, also handmade embroideries and other ethnic Caucasian textiles.
To summarize, it is the artistic expression, quality, rarity and cultural importance...that is what makes our rugs unique.
The exhibition of our rugs which was held at the US Embassy in June 2010
|Today our rugs adorn and add warmth and beauty to many prestigious houses, offices, country clubs and corporations in Italy, United States, UK, Spain, Australia, New Zealand, Argentine, Chile, Brazil, Poland, Greece, Switzerland, Denmark, N. Ireland, France and South Africa.|