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



Perepedil Kuba rug



Size (ft):

3.17 m2

160 000 knots per square meter, totally ~over 500 000 knots

madder red, aubergine, midnight blue, yelow, cerulean blue, light blue, medium green, light green, dark green, aubergine, ivory, dark brown, orange brown.

madder, weld (Reseda Luteola), indigo, pomegranate skins, walnut husks, onion skins, natural brown sheep wool, natural ivory sheep wool

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

Gördes (Turkish, symmetrical)

Pile height:

bundled knots

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.


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.