Guides to the Caucasian
Afshan Carpets a sub-group of Shirvan Rugs
Akstafa Rugs primarily Azeri rugs from near the Kazak
area closely related to Shirvan
Alpan rugs a sub-group of Shirvan
Baku Rugs a seperate group but close to the Shirvan Rugs group
Bordjalou rugs related to Kazak
Karachopf Gardabani Rugs a sub-group of Bordjalou rugs
A Guide To
Pin-wheel Kazak a sub-group of Bordjalou rugs
Guide To Dragon
Fachralo Kazak Rugs a sub-group of Kazak Rugs
Guide To Gendge
Chelaberd Kazak Rugs a sub-group of Kazak Rugs
Karachopf Gardabani Rugs
Guide to Kazak
Guide To Kuba
Guide to Shahsevan
Rugs the O'Connell Guide
Other Rug Notes
Classical Floral Carpets
Miscellaneous Caucasian Rugs
Rug factory in Erivan 1917 - 1918
© Armenian National
Institute, Inc. Elder Photo Collection.
Balch Institute-Armenian Rugs-Preserving a
Cocoon Caucasian Kuba Rug
on Harshang Rugs a sub-group of Shirvan Rugs
Kuba Lattice Rug
Kurmanji Kurd Kazak - Karabakh.
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. Sumakhirugs
without pile, which have a smooth upper side and
a shaggy underside, were made in the Kusary
district. The Lezghians copied traditional
Azerbaijan decorative subjectseither plants
or geometrical motifswhen making their
19 O. Efendiev, Khoziastvo
i materialnaia kultura lezgin Azerbaidzhana
v kontse XIX nachale XX vv.,
Candidates 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
Arta Stal Lesghi
Notes on Perepedil
The Talish live along the Caspian
coast south of the Viliazh-Chai River". The
Talish are Shia Muslim. Ethnologue: Azerbaijan - Talish.
The Talish are on both sides of the Azerbaijan
Iran border. The Talish were a major Kizilbash
ethnic group abodes in southeast Azerbaijan,
specifically in the Lenkoran, Astara and, in
part, in the Masally and Lerik districts.
According to the 1989 census, there were more
than 21,000 Talyshe in Azerbaijan.
In the past, the Talyshe living in the valleys
were mainly rice growers and the highlanders were
herdsmen. The Talyshe have become deeply
integrated with the Azerbaijani ethnic group. The
traditions and everyday lives of the Talyshe
differ little from those of the Azerbaijanis.
Many of the Talyshe are bilingual, speaking both
Talyshe and Azerbaijani. But although Azerbaijani
Odds & Ends that I want to remember:
Chajli S border
border common among Azeri weavers
& Eiland's Oriental
Rugs A Complete Guide
Ian et al. Oriental Rugs Volume 1 Caucasian.
Manuelian, L. and M. Eiland: Weavers, Merchants and
Kings, Inscribed Rugs from Armenia
Reinhard G. The Book of Carpets
Ralph. Caucasian Prayer Rugs
James Mark. Inscribed Armenian Rugs of Yesteryear.
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
Richard. Wertime, John. Caucasian Carpets and Covers
Charles Grant. Early Caucasian Rugs. Washington DC:
The Textile Museum, 1975.
Serare. Early Caucasian Carpets in Turkey
Heinz and Adil Besim: Rare Oriental Woven Bags. Munich:
J. SUMAK BAGS OF NORTHWEST PERSIA AND TRANSCAUCASIA.
Rugs: Practical Seminar on Caucasian Rugs by James M.
Collection of Caucasian Rugs at the TM
Medallion Evolution 1592 - 1912
Caucasian Carpets and Covers
Serif Ozen of Cocoon
Colored Interstice Border
For Further Reading:
Thanks and best wishes,
J. Barry O'Connell Jr.