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
Perepedil Kuba rug
Size (ft): 4'11"x6'10"
Area: 3.17 m2
Density: 160 000 knots per square meter, totally ~over 500 000 knots
Colors: madder red, aubergine, midnight blue, yelow, cerulean blue, light blue, medium green, light green, dark green, aubergine, ivory, dark brown, orange brown.
Dyes: madder, weld (Reseda Luteola), indigo, pomegranate skins, walnut husks, onion skins, natural brown sheep wool, natural ivory sheep wool
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
Knots: Gördes (Turkish, symmetrical)
Pile height: 0.6cm
Ends: bundled knots
Inscriptions: 1438 (=2017 weaving date in lunar calendar), Pirabadil (name of the village), tamga (tribal seal) of Afshar tribe
Weaving Period: Four months
Handwoven in Azerbaijan
Design: The dark blue field scattered with a variety of animals & birds and geometric motifs around alternating ram's horn motifs flanked by hooked dart (or scissors) motifs etc. in a madder red kufic border.
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The inscriptions show the words "Pirabadil" and the tamga of the Afshar tribe
Weaving date in lunar calendar: 1438 (2017)
A rug with a stylized kufic border depicted in this painting of Carlo Crivelli (Annunciation with St Emidius), 1486. Oil on wood transferred to canvas, 207 x 146,5 cm. National Gallery, London
King Henry on a rug with a kufesque border. Hampton Court Palace 1667 by Remigius van Leemput
Portrait of Diego de Guevara, (c. 1515 - 1518), by Michel Sittow (c.1469–1525)
St Jerome in his Study, 1480, Ognissanti, Florence. by Domenico Ghirlandaio
A wood panel with a kufic border from Ibn Tulun mosque, Egypt, XIII century
Bronze pin in the form of rams horn, Azerbaijan. IV millennium BC.
Rams Horn petroglyphs from Gobustan Rocks. III millennium BC.
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