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 rug with a diagonally striped field

CODE:
SHRTRM0721

Size:
107x160cm

Size (ft):
3'6"x5'3"

Area:
1.71 m2

Density: 155 000 knots per square meter, totally ~260 000 knots

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.

Design:
Diagonally striped field filled with the archaic hooked "garmagly" motif. Note how the weaver artistically changed the colors and pattern inside the motifs. The tamga of Karakoyunlu tribe is woven in three places in the central field.

Knots:
Gördes (Turkish, symmetrical)

Pile height:
0.5cm

Ends:
thin plaited fringes

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


Weaver:
Halima

Weaving Period:
three months

Handwoven in Azerbaijan

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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.