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 Zeyve Rug in a yellow ground


Size: 118x175cm

Size (ft): 3'10"x5'8"

Area: 2.06 m2

Density: 170 000 knots per square meter, totally ~ 350 000 knots

Colors: yellow, dark brown (undyed), ivory (undyed), medium blue, royal blue, variegated green, red, maroon, olive, beige.

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

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

Gördes (Turkish, symmetrical)

Pile height:

five rows of decorative knotted meshwork


Weaving Period:
Three months

Handwoven in Azerbaijan

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, swastika, tree of life, domestic animals, dragon (S), star, flower head, carnations etc.

The tamgas of 24 Oghuz tribes

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.