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
Difference between synthetically and naturally dyed rugs
Weaving and Finishing Steps
Galleries of ARFP Caucasian Azerbaijani Rugs
Size (metric): 119x165cm
Size (ft)): 3'10"x5'4"
Density: 150 000 knots per square meter, totally ~ 300 000 knots
Weaving period: 3 months
Colors: madder red, yellow, medium green, light variegated green, lavender, midnight blue, Persian blue, natural ivory (undyed), natural dark brown (undyed)
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: all wool, handcarded and handspun wool for pile, ivory wool warps and ivory wool wefts
Ends: thin braided fringes
Weavers name: Zeyneb
Handwoven in Azerbaijan
Design: It carries the main features of the small sized mid 19th century Perepedil prayer rugs. The ivory field scattered with a variety of animals, birds (simurg), tamgas, 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 broad kufic border between polychrome diagonal striped "Pakhlava" (National Azerbaijani layered pastry with walnut filling) and flower head motif minor stripes
Dated and signed with the tamga of Afshar tribe.
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
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