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 Kabistan rug in a yellow ground

Code: SHRKBS13

Size: 103x144cm

Size (ft): 3'4"x4'8"

Area: 1.48 m2

Density: 153 000 knots per square meter (45x34), totally ~230 000 knots

Colors: red, mauve, light blue, yellow, green, midnight blue, navy blue, aubergine, ivory, dark brown, light brown.

Dyes: madder, weld (Reseda Luteola), indigo, pomegranate skins, walnut husks, onion skins, natural dark 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

Knots: Gördes (Turkish, symmetrical)

Pile height: 0.4cm

Ends: thin plaited fringes

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

      


Weaver: Sona

Weaving Period: Three months

Handwoven in Azerbaijan

Design: The yellow camel field with serrated lattice containing polychrome floral sprays, in an ivory border of bird motif border between panelled arrowhead and flower-head stripes, outer-barber-pole stripes

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Swastika and 'lover botehs' motifs hidden within the minor and main borders

 

 

 

 

 

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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.