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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Early "Dragon and Phoenix" rug fragment, first half 15th century (radiocarbon dating), 48x66cm, Anatolia, Turkey. found in Fustat. now in a private collection, Italy.


Radiocarbon dating results: 1326-1335 AD (3%)

1335-1442 AD - (97%)