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
 

 

 

Gendje rug with a compartmented field

CODE: GJSHD05

Size: 155x210cm

Size (ft): 5'1"x6'10"

Area: 3.25 m2

Density: 110 000 knots per square meter, totally ~350 000 knots

Colors: madder red, mauve/old purple, medium blue, yellow, cerulean blue, light green, aqua green, midnight blue, aubergine, ivory, dark brown, light brown.

Dyes: madder, weld (Reseda Luteola), indigo, pomegranate skins, walnut husks, onion skins, natural dark brown sheep wool, natural ivory sheep wool

Materials: Handcarded and handspun wool for pile, ivory wool warps and light red wool wefts (two shots - dyed with madder roots and onion skins). 1cm of flatwoven kilim ends at both sides. - wool on wool

Knots: Gördes (Turkish, symmetrical)

Pile height: 0.6cm

Ends: horizontally plaited fringes

Inscriptions: 1438 (=2017 weaving date), tamga (tribal seal) of Afshar tribe


Weaver: Gulnara

Weaving Period: five months

Handwoven in Azerbaijan

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For more information about the above rug or to place an order please email vd@azerbaijanrugs.com (Baku, Azerbaijan) or ra@azerbaijanrugs.com  (San Francisco Bay Area). We will get back to you within 24 hours or less.