Antique Rugs of the Future Project
About the Antique Rugs of the Future Project Our Natural Dyestuffs Educational Section
Sheep Breeds of Azerbaijan Mordants Search the website
Shearing, Sorting, Washing, Carding, Spinning Difference between synthetically and naturally dyed rugs Interior design with our rugs
The advantages of handspun yarn to machine spun yarn Weaving and Finishing Steps Testimonials
Rediscovery of Ancient Natural Dyes Galleries of ARFP Caucasian Azerbaijani Rugs Contact
Natural Dyes and Dyeing Photos Current Inventory Antique & Old rugs and kilims for sale



Kuba Perepedil prayer rug with silk highlights in an ivory ground

Code: KUPER40F

Size (metric):

Size (ft)):


165 000 knots per square meter, totally ~ 280 000 knots

Weaving period:
3 months

madder red, yellow, pine green, light green, apricot, maroon, old purple/mauve, navy blue, dark blue, Persian blue, natural ivory (undyed), natural dark brown (undyed)

Dyes: 100% natural dyes: madder, weld (Reseda Luteola), cochineal, indigo, pomegranate skins, walnut husks, natural brown sheep wool, natural ivory sheep wool

Materials: handcarded and handspun wool for pile, handcarded and handspun Karabagh silk yarns for pile, ivory wool warps and ivory wool wefts

Ends: five rows of decorative knotted meshwork

Weavers name:

Inscriptions: 1444 (weaving date), tamga (tribal seal) of Afshar tribe

Handwoven in Azerbaijan

The ivory field scattered with a variety of animals, birds, tamgas, hourglass, pitcher, book motifs and other tribal and floral motifs around alternating ram's horn and octagon motifs flanked by hooked dart-motifs, an angled keel-arch above, the spandrels with hooked lozenges and "well pulley"motifs, in a dark blue ground so called crab motif main border between polychrome diagonal striped "Pakhlava" (National Azerbaijani layered pastry with walnut filling) and flower head motif minor stripes.

Antique Kuba prayer rugs with a similar design can be seen here:

Simurgh (ancient Iranian benevolent, mythical flying creature) depicted in Zakarīyā al-Qazwīnī's "Ajā’ib al-makhlūqāt wa-gharā’ib al-mawjūdāt" (Marvels of Things Created and Miraculous Aspects of Things Existing) book. XIII (13th) century

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 (Baku, Azerbaijan) or  (San Francisco Bay Area). We will get back to you within 24 hours or less.