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



Karabagh Dragon rug (inspired by the De Calatchi Collection Dragon rug)

Code: KRDRDC01

Size: 215x241cm

Size (ft): 7'0"x8'0"

Area: 5.18 m2

Density: 170 000 knots per square meter, totally ~880 000 knots

Colors: madder red, mauve/old purple, medium blue, gold yellow, medium green, light green, aqua green, midnight blue, maroon, khaki, 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 ivory wool wefts (two shots). 1cm of flatwoven kilim ends at both sides. - wool on wool

Knots: Gördes (Turkish, symmetrical)

Pile height: 0.4cm

Ends: bundled knots

Weaver: Masma, Saida, Salima,Yasemen

Weaving Period: Four months

Handwoven in Azerbaijan


Dragon carpet, 18th century, Safavid Empire or Karabagh Khanate.
Robert De Calatchi Collection. Paris, France

Contact us for more information about this rug









Contact us for more information about this rug


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.