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 Zeyve rug in a yellow ground


Size: 181x260cm

Size (ft): 5'11"x8'6"

Area: 4.70 m2

Density: 170 000 knots per square meter, totally ~ 800 000 knots

Colors: yellow, royal blue, cerulean blue, green, dark brown, light brown, orange brown, mauve/purple, madder red, light red, ivory, dark maroon.

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

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

Ends: bundled knots

Zeyve, 1438 (=2017>weaving date), "Fatali Khan Gubali" (prominent ruler and statestman of the Quba Khanate (1758–1789) of the 18th century), the tamga of Afshar tribe

Nargiz, Leyla & Lala

Weaving Period:
4 months

Handwoven in Azerbaijan

On the pomegranate rinds dyed yellow central field, eight star medallions (göls) are arranged on the vertical axis in two columns. In the remaining part of the field, various tribal motifs, swastikas, samovars, household tools, animal and bird figures, eternal knot motifs, memling guls etc. are integrated.

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


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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.