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
Our Natural Dyestuffs


Difference between synthetically and naturally dyed rugs

Weaving and Finishing Steps

Galleries of ARFP Caucasian Azerbaijani Rugs



Kuba Seichour (Zeykhur) rug

Size (metric): 141x179cm
Size (ft): 4'1"x5'8"
Area: 2.52 m2
Density: 165 000 knots per square meter, totally ~ 420 000 knots
Pile height: 0.5 cm

Colors: medium madder red, light madder red, dark red, medium blue, midnight blue, navy blue, old purple, maroon, yellow, variegated green, aqua green, ivory, dark 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, dark tan wool warps and ivory wool wefts (two shots). 1cm of flatwoven kilim ends at both sides. - wool on wool

Gördes (Turkish, symmetrical)

five rows of decorative knotted meshwork

1438 (=2017 weaving date)

Weaver: Aynura

Weaving period: 3 and half months

Handwoven in Azerbaijan

Design: A shaded midnight blue field with an overall design of angular polychrome palmettes and serrated leaves scattered with occasional angular bird-like motifs, in a so called "running dog" border.

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.