About the Antique Rugs of the Future Project

Sheep Breeds of Azerbaijan

Shearing,
Sorting, Washing, Carding, Spinning

"The advantages of handspun yarn to machine spun yarn"

Rediscovery of Ancient Natural Dyes
Our Natural Dyestuffs

Mordants

Difference between synthetically and naturally dyed rugs

Weaving and Finishing Steps

Galleries of ARFP Caucasian Azerbaijani Rugs
 


OTTOMAN CARPETS IN THE XVI - XVII CENTURIES (16-17TH CENTURIES)



 

Ushak prayer carpet, XVII century. De Calatchi Collection. Dragons, Imperial guardian lions (Shi or Foo), Iris flowers are recognisible. The lower part of the rug is decorated with a sort of double mihrab set with an arabesque in the shape of Tchi inside which blooms grandly a water-lily flower.