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

Mordants

Difference between synthetically and naturally dyed rugs

Weaving and Finishing Steps

Galleries of ARFP Caucasian Azerbaijani Rugs
 

 

 

Kuba Zeyve Rug in a light brown ground

Code:
KUZEY22

Size: 117x178cm

Size (ft): 3'10"x5'10"

Area: 2.08 m2

Density: 165 000 knots per square meter, totally ~ 350 000 knots

Colors (16): Brown yarns used for the ground color is undyed wool; it is natural light brown sheep wool

Light brown (undyed), dark brown (undyed), ivory (undyed), cerulean blue, royal blue, lawn green, madder red, yellow, old purple/mauve, maroon.

Dyes: madder, spurge / euphorbia, indigo, pomegranate skins

Materials: Handcarded and handspun wool for pile, ivory wool warps and ivory wool wefts (two shots)

Knots:
Gördes (Turkish, symmetrical)

Pile height:
0.5cm

Ends:
bundled knots

Weaver:
Arzu

Weaving Period:
Three months

Handwoven in Azerbaijan

Design:
The medallion design is related to the early small pattern Holbein motif:
 



to see early small patter Holbein rugs: http://www.azerbaijanrugs.com/anatolian/historical_holbein_carpets.htm

In the central field, the tamgas of the 24 Oghuz tribes (who played an important role in the ethnogenesis of the people of Azerbaijan) are scattered throughout the central field. The other elements woven in the rug: endless knot, tree of life, domestic animals, dragon (S), star, flower head, carnations etc.


The tamgas of 24 Oghuz tribes

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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.