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
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Difference between synthetically and naturally dyed rugs
Weaving and Finishing Steps
Galleries of ARFP Caucasian Azerbaijani Rugs
Karabagh Kasim Ushag rug
Size (metric): 160x220cm
Size (ft): 5'3"x7'2"
Area: 3.5 m2
Density: 110 000 knots per square meter, totally ~380 000 knots
Weaving period: three months
Colors: madder red, dark dyer's woad blue (midnight), Persian blue, yellow, green, obergine, natural ivory, natural brown.
Dyes: 100% natural dyes: madder, weld (Reseda Luteola), indigo, pomegranate skins, walnut husks, natural brown sheep wool, natural ivory sheep wool - all are eco-friendly and non-toxic
Materials: Handcarded and handspun wool for pile, wool warps (natural ivory and brown twist) and red wool wefts (two shots)
Handwoven in Azerbaijan (signed and dated)
Design: The design is evolved from the early Karabagh dragon carpets. For a similar antique example, check here.
Early Karabagh Dragon carpets
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