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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



Moghan ("Talish") rug, "Stars"
Size (metric): 95x148cm
Size (ft): 3'1"x4'10"

Area: 1.40 m2
Density: 160 000 knots per square meter, totally ~ over 220 000 knots
Weaving period: two and half months

Colors (13): madder red, olive green, dark forest green, light green (sage), navy blue, light sky blue, royal blue, dark yellow, light yellow, beige, maroon, natural ivory, natural brown.
Dyes: 100% natural dyes: madder, weld (Reseda Luteola), dyer's woad, 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, wool warps (natural ivory and brown twist) and ivory wool wefts (two ply, two shots)

Handwoven in Azerbaijan, dated 1436 (2015)
Weaver's name: Jamila

The madder red field with polychrome star pattern overall within an ivory "endless knot" rosette and dice border


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.