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

Mordants

Difference between synthetically and naturally dyed rugs

Weaving and Finishing Steps

Galleries of ARFP Caucasian Azerbaijani Rugs
 

 

 

 

Shirvan Prayer rug with a latticed field
Design:
The main motif of the central field is a "star". Between the stars, various symbols are shown; such as the symbol of the universe, an ancient symbol representing four cardinal points, as well as a lightning motif.
CODE:
SHRPLT-CSM05
Size (metric): 108x148cm
Size (ft): 3'6"x4'10"
Area: 1.59 m2
Density: 160 000 knots per square meter, totally 250 000 knots
Weaving period: 2 and half months
Colors: madder red, light brown, Persian blue, midnight blue, medium blue, light blue, gold yellow, mauve/old purple, maroon, dark green, medium green, light green, natural ivory, natural brown.
Dyes: 100% natural dyes: madder, weld (Reseda Luteola), indigo, pomegranate skins, walnut husks, natural brown sheep wool, natural ivory sheep wool
- all are eco-friendly and non-toxic
Materials: Handcarded and handspun wool for pile, ivory wool warps and wool wefts (two shots)
Ends:
Thin braided fringes
Handwoven in Azerbaijan
 

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star motif

 

"Moon, Pleiades, two Planets" drawing at Gemiqaya Petroglyphs in Nakhchivan (dated to the 4th-1st millennia BC including the Bronze and Early Iron Ages)

 


Kufic numbers



 


ancient pot


 


fertility symbol

 


arrow heads
 



dragon symbol

 

 

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.