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Guides to the Caucasian Rug

Notes on Afshan Carpets a sub-group of Shirvan Rugs

Guide to Akstafa Rugs primarily Azeri rugs from near the Kazak area closely related to Shirvan Rugs.

Notes on Alpan rugs a sub-group of Shirvan Rugs

Guide to Baku Rugs a seperate group but close to the Shirvan Rugs group

Guide to Bordjalou rugs related to Kazak Rugs

Guide to Karachopf Gardabani Rugs a sub-group of Bordjalou rugs

A Guide To Pin-wheel Kazak a sub-group of Bordjalou rugs

Guide to Caucasian Flatweaves

Guide to Dagestan Rugs

Guide To Dragon Carpets

Guide to Fachralo Kazak Rugs a sub-group of Kazak Rugs

Guide To Gendge Rugs

Guide to Zakatala rugs

Guide to Georgian Pardaghys

Guide To Karabagh Rugs

Guide To Chelaberd Kazak Rugs a sub-group of Kazak Rugs

Guide to Karachopf Gardabani Rugs

Guide to Kazak Rugs

Guide to Akstafa Rugs

Guide To Kuba Rugs

Guide To Marasali Rugs

Guide to Shahsevan

Guide To Shirvan Rugs

Talish Rugs the O'Connell Guide

Other Rug Notes

Classical Floral Carpets

Dragon Carpets

Lori Pambak

Shirvan

Miscellaneous Caucasian Rugs

Afshan

Akstafa

Alpan

Armenian

Rug factory in Erivan 1917 - 1918

© Armenian National Institute, Inc. Elder Photo Collection.
http://www.armenian-genocide.org/photo-elder/

Baku:

Balch Institute-Armenian Rugs-Preserving a Heritage

Guide To Gendge Rugs

The Cocoon Caucasian Kuba Rug

Daghestan

Derbend

Flatweaves

1959 Caucasian Rug

Harshang

Notes on Harshang Rugs a sub-group of Shirvan Rugs

Kaitag

Karachopf Kazak Rugs

Karagashli

Konagkend Kuba Lattice Rug

Antique Kurmanji Kurd Kazak - Karabakh.

Lampa Karabakh

Lenkoran

Lezgi

  • The Lezgi live in Northern Caucasus and in Russia. They are prominent weavers as are the Quba a sub-group of the Lezgi.

    I never realized how many Lezgi were in Azerbaijan until a known terrorist slipped me a video tape of Armenian soldiers stripping the bodies of the Azeri soldiers that they had killed in an ambush. A significant percentage of the Azeri soldiers carried identity papers identifying them as ethnically Lezgian. This of course indicated a significant Lezgi population in Azerbaijan.

    "The Lezghians were also good carpet makers. Sumakhi—rugs without pile, which have a smooth upper side and a shaggy underside, were made in the Kusary district. The Lezghians copied traditional Azerbaijan decorative subjects—either plants or geometrical motifs—when making their carpets.19"

    19 O. Efendiev, Khoziastvo i material’naia kultura lezgin Azerbaidzhana v kontse XIX — nachale XX vv., Candidate’s Dissertation, Leningrad, 1987, p. 9. http://www.ca-c.org/journal/eng01_2000/05.mammedov.shtml

Lezghi rugs a two level foundation similar to Daghestan rugs, very firm, Hubel, Reinhard G. The Book of Carpets

Lesghi Rugs

Arta Stal Lesghi

Not Lesghi

Possibly

Marasali Rugs

Notes on Perepedil

Saliani

Seichur

Sewan Kazak Rugs

Shusha

South Caucasian

Soviet Period

Surakhani

  • A town 13 m. east of Baku.

Tabassaran

Talish

Verneh Horse Cover

Yukhari-Zeykhur

Zakatala

Zejwa/Zeywa

Odds & Ends that I want to remember:

Chajli S border

Lesghi bar border

Carnation border common among Azeri weavers

Eiland & Eiland's Oriental Rugs A Complete Guide

Bennett, Ian et al. Oriental Rugs Volume 1 Caucasian.

Der Manuelian, L. and M. Eiland: Weavers, Merchants and Kings, Inscribed Rugs from Armenia

Hubel, Reinhard G. The Book of Carpets

Kaffel, Ralph. Caucasian Prayer Rugs

Keshishian, James Mark. Inscribed Armenian Rugs of Yesteryear.

Ulrich Schurmann Caucasian Rugs.

Stone, P.F. Rugs of the Caucasus: Structure and Design.

Stone, P.F. Oriental Rug Lexicon. 1997, The lexicon has square foot measurements and knot counts for all the major types of Caucasian rugs

Tschebull, Raoul. Kazak.

Wright, Richard. Wertime, John. Caucasian Carpets and Covers

Older Caucasian Rugs

Ellis, Charles Grant. Early Caucasian Rugs. Washington DC: The Textile Museum, 1975.

Yetkin, Serare. Early Caucasian Carpets in Turkey

Caucasian Bags

Hegenbart, Heinz and Adil Besim: Rare Oriental Woven Bags. Munich: 1982.

Wertime, J. SUMAK BAGS OF NORTHWEST PERSIA AND TRANSCAUCASIA. 1998,

Articles that you may be interested in:

Oriental Rugs: Practical Seminar on Caucasian Rugs by James M. Keshishian

Keshishian Collection of Caucasian Rugs at the TM

Chelabird Medallion Evolution 1592 - 1912

Dragon Rug Dyes

The Azerbaijan Carpet

Review Caucasian Carpets and Covers

Notes on Serif Ozen of Cocoon

Colored Interstice Border

For Further Reading:


Thanks and best wishes,

J. Barry O'Connell Jr.

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