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



1.54 m2

160 000 knots per square meter, totally ~250 000 knots

Colors: madder red, mauve/old purple, navy blue, cerulean blue, yelow, green, ivory, dark brown.

Dyes: madder, weld (Reseda Luteola), indigo, pomegranate skins, walnut husks, onion skins, 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. - wool on wool

Gördes (Turkish, symmetrical)

Pile height:

five rows of decorative knotted meshwork

The shaded blue field scattered with kochaks - hooked motifs and two columns of polychrome Memling-'guls', in an ivory border so called of crab rosette main border and cruciform minor borders

A rug with a 'Garmagli' medallion depicted in Hans Memling's Triptych, c. 1485. Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna

1438 (=2017 weaving date), tamga (tribal seal) of Afshar tribe


Weaving Period:
Three months

Handwoven in Azerbaijan

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.