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



Kuba Perepedil rug in a yellow ground (the ground color of the main field dyed with pomegranate rinds and weld (Reseda Luteola plant)

Code: KUPER305

Size: 85x144cm

Size (ft): 2'9"x4'8"

Area: 1.22 m2

Density: 170 000 knots per square meter, totally ~ over 200 000 knots

Colors: red, yellow, medium blue, light green, dark green, navy blue, ivory, dark brown.

Dyes: madder, weld (Reseda Luteola), indigo, pomegranate skins, natural dark brown sheep wool, natural ivory sheep wool

Materials: Handcarded and handspun wool for pile, ivory wool warps and ivory wool wefts (two shots). 1cm of flatwoven kilim ends at both sides. - wool on wool

Knots: Gördes (Turkish, symmetrical)

Pile height: 0.4cm

Ends: five rows of decorative knotted meshwork

Inscriptions: 1439 (=2018 weaving date), tamgas (tribal seal) of Afshar tribe

Weaver: Zibeyda

Weaving Period: Two months

Handwoven in Azerbaijan

Design: The yellow field with overall design of stylised ram-horns, scissors, camels/turkeys, small birds, in a madder red kufic border, outer barber-pole and plain stripes (su). The inner minor border  carries diagonal striped "Pakhlava" (National Azeri layered pastry with walnut filling) motif.

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.