About the Antique Rugs of the Future Project

Sheep Breeds of Azerbaijan

Sorting, Washing, Carding, Spinning

"The advantages of handspun yarn to machine spun yarn"

Rediscovery of Ancient Natural Dyes
Our Natural Dyestuffs


Difference between synthetically and naturally dyed rugs

Weaving and Finishing Steps

Galleries of ARFP Caucasian Azerbaijani Rugs

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Topkapi 'Bellini' Re-entrant Prayer Rug", late 15th or early 16th century, 125x192cm. Topkapi Saray Museum, Istanbul, inv. no. 13/2043. 
published R.E. Mack "From Bazar to Piazza", p.83





Witchcraft (Allegory of Hercules), fragment
c. 1535
Oil on canvas, 143 x 144 cm
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

by Dosso Dossi
(b. ca. 1490, Ferrara, d. 1542, Ferrara)