Oriental Rugs Dictionary

Azerbaijan Embroidery

There is a group of Azerbaijan embroidery dating back to the 17 Century. Primarily from the Northern Azerbaijan. The foundation fabric is cotton and the embroidery is in most cases silk. Often, these embroideries have a squarish format. they were usually used as a kerchief. Most designs are are similar to those of early Caucasian rugs. Designs of many 19 Century rugs were influenced by these embroideries.