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
 

 

 

 

inspired by the The Chateau de Gourdon Lori Pambak (Lambali) rug
(click here to view the antique Chateau de Gourdon Lori Pambak rug Kazak rug)


Code:
KZLP15
Size (metric): 168x215cm
Size (ft): 5'6"x7'0"
Area: 3.61 m2
Density: 110 000 knots per square meter, totally 400 000 knots
Weaving period: 4 months

Colors: madder red, navy blue, medium blue, midnight blue, yellow, maroon, variegated grass green, old purple/mauve, ivory, dark brown.
Dyes: 100% natural dyes: madder, weld (Reseda Luteola), indigo, pomegranate skins, walnut husks, onion skins (wefts), natural brown sheep wool, natural ivory sheep wool
Materials: Handcarded and handspun wool for pile, dark tan wool warps and light red wool wefts (two shots). 1cm of flatwoven kilim ends at both sides. - wool on wool

Knots:
Gördes (Turkish, symmetrical)

Pile height:
0.6-0.7cm

End finish:
horizontally plaited

Inscriptions:
1438 (=2017 weaving date), tamga (tribal seal) of Afshar, Kipchak and Pechenek tribes


Weaver:
Sevinj

Handwoven in Azerbaijan

Design:
The shaded madder red field with a large central medallion flanked by various polychrome tribal ornaments on each side, in an ivory main border of stylized motif between indigo blue polychrome dragon "S" and flower-head motifs minor borders and outer barber pole stripes.

The distinctive quatrefoil medallion is believed to be derived from an early Central Asian totemic symbol representing pairs of animals / birds, which can also be found in early Turkish rugs. The below picture shows a comparison of a part of the Lori Pambak medallion containing (4) opposed pairs of animals/birds and reciprocal bird motif used in the early Turkish rugs.

 
The early fifteenth century Turkish rug with conventionalised animal-forms, National Historical Museum, Stockholm. For a full sized image of this rug, see here
 

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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.