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



Kuba Khirdagül Chichi rug in an ivory ground


Size (metric): 136x162cm

Size (ft): 4'5"x5'3"

Area: 2.20 m2

Density: 165 000 knots per square meter, totally ~ over 370 000 knots

Pile height: 0.5 cm

End finish: five rows of decorative knotted meshwork

Weaving period: 3 months

Colors: medium madder red, Persian blue, old purple/mauve, midnight blue, gold yellow, forest green, variegated soft green (main border), ivory, dark brown.

Dyes: 100% natural dyes: madder, weld (Reseda Luteola), woad, 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, ivory wool warps (natural ivory and brown twist) and ivory wool wefts (two shots). 1cm of flatwoven kilim ends at both sides. - wool on wool

Weavers: Amina

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

Handwoven in Azerbaijan

Design: The design is based on the design of a rare mid 19th century antique Kuba Khirdagül Chichi rug with an ivory ground

The ivory field filled with angular floral and geometric motifs, in a shaded green ground Kufic border between flowerhead and paneled diagonal "Pakhlava" (Traditional Azeri layered pastry with walnut filling) motif minor borders.

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.