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
Difference between synthetically and naturally dyed rugs
Weaving and Finishing Steps
Galleries of ARFP Caucasian Azerbaijani Rugs
Reconstruction of a XVI
century (first half) Turkish rug with a large pattern 'Holbein' design and
small interlaced medallions
Size (ft): 4'6"x6'10"
Area: 2.91 m2
Density: 120 000 knots per square meter, totally ~350 000 knots
Colors: Yellow, madder red, maroon, brown, dark medium blue, cerulean blue, variegated green, ivory, dark 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 (natural ivory and brown twist) and light red wool wefts (two shots). 1cm of flatwoven kilim ends at both sides. - wool on wool
Knots: Gördes (Turkish, symmetrical)
Pile height: 0.6cm
Design: This is a reconstruction of a first half XVI century large pattern Holbein rug on a yellow ground carpet. The original rug is in the Moshe Tabibnia Collection today.
Inscriptions: 1438 (=2017 weaving date), tamga (tribal seal) of Afshar tribe
Weaving Period: Four months
Handwoven in Azerbaijan
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