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
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Difference between synthetically and naturally dyed rugs

Weaving and Finishing Steps

Galleries of ARFP Caucasian Azerbaijani Rugs



Kuba Alpan Rug with the "Crab" design in a dark brown ground, inspired by the Ian Bennett's Alpan "crab" rug

Code: KUAL02
Size: 117x185cm
Size (ft)
: 3'11"x6'3"0"
Area:2.30 mm2
Density: 170 000 knots per square meter, totally ~370 000 knots

Weaving period: three monthss

madderr variegated lawn green, variaged forest green, atural ivory, natural brown.natural ivory, natural brown.

: 100% natural dyes:: madderr, weld (Reseda Luteola)), indigoo, pomegranate skinss, walnut huskss, natural brown sheep wool, natural ivory sheep wool, natural brown sheep wool, natural ivory sheep wool
- all are eco-friendly and non-toxic

Materials: all wool - handcarded and handspun wool for pile, wool warps and cotton wefts

Signed ("Alpan" in Kufic) and dated 1436

Handwoven in Azerbaijan

Star Shaped fountain

Louvre Museum, Département des Antiquités orientales. A Seljuk Kashan tile depicting ducks in the pool, circa 12th century


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The inscription shows the word "Alpan" in Kufic pattern


The inscription shows the weaving date 1436 (2015)





Ancient Ornament which is called "Vitruvian wave, wave scroll or running dog"





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.