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 prayer rug in a navy blue ground
Size: 137x184cm
Size (ft): 4'5"x6'0"
Area: 2.52 m2
Density: 154 000 knots per square meter, totally ~380 000 knots

Colors: madder red, different shades of yellow, dark obergine, light brown, navy blue, light blue, variegated green, natural ivory, natural brown.

Dyes: madder, weld (Reseda Luteola), indigo, pomegranate skins, walnut husks, natural 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.

3-4 rows of decorative knotted meshwork

The shaded navy blue field with three polychrome hooked and stepped medallions surrounded by various floral and geometrical/tribal elements, an angled keel-arch above, in an ivory kufic motif main border between between diagonal striped "Pakhlava" (Traditional Azeri layered pastry with walnut filling) motif minor borders and outer barber-pole and plain stirpes

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



Handwoven in Azerbaijan

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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.