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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



Shirvan Kabistan rug in a yellow ground (the ground color of the main field dyed with pomegranate rinds and weld (Reseda Luteola plant)

Code: SHRKB469

Size: 120x164cm

Size (ft): 3'11"x5'4"

Area: 1.96 m2

Density: 170 000 knots per square meter, totally ~330 000 knots

Colors: medium red, royal blue, medium light blue, gold yellow, light green, midnight blue, maroon, ivory, dark brown, light brown, gold brown.

Dyes: madder, weld (Reseda Luteola), indigo, onion skins, pomegranate skins, walnut husks, natural dark 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). 1cm of flatwoven kilim ends at both sides. - wool on wool

Knots: Gördes (Turkish, symmetrical)

Pile height: 0.4cm

Ends: five rows of decorative knotted meshwork

Inscriptions: 1439 (=2018 weaving date), tamgas (tribal seal) of Afshar tribe


Weaver: Aynura

Weaving Period: Three months

Handwoven in Azerbaijan

Design: The gold yellow field with serrated lattice containing polychrome floral sprays, in a madder red main border of archaic hook motif between arrowhead and flowerhead minor borders, outer barber-pole stripes

The main border motif can be seen in early Turkish rugs, i.e. below shown XV century animal rug with star motifs in Pergamonmuseum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin.

The motif can be related to the main border motif of the famous Marby rug (XIV-XV century Turkish rug kept in Museum of National Antiquities, Stockholm).

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.