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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15th century Turkish saf prayer rug. Turk ve Islam Eserleri Muzesi, Istanbul. inv. no: 744. 175x311 cm.
It was brought to Istanbul from Sivrihisar Sheyh Babab Yusuf Tekkesi in 1933.

ivory warps, red wefts. 28x28

image source: www.rugtracker.com, John Taylor