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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Eastern Anatolia, 'Cypress and Medallion' rug, 4.6 x 9.8 feet, circa 1700-50. This design reflects a style of large workshop carpets woven in eastern Anatolia, or western Caucasus, in the early 18th century. One such carpet, published by Serare Yetkin, shows a date of 1744 AD. Another large carpet with these cypress and medallion motifs is from the McIlhenny Collection in the Philadelphia Museum of Art. This smaller village carpet shows how patterns transferred from workshop production to traditional village weaving.


Dennis Dodds Collection