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
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)
Selendi 'scorion' rug, west
Anatolia, mid-17th century. 1.16 x 1.91m (5'3" x 6'3"), 620 knots/dm2.
Black Church, Brasov, no.373
This interesting rug, very similar to one in the Budapest Museum of Applied Arts, is one of only four known with this rare design. The bi-colour rosette and hooked leaf border appears in some ‘Lotto’ rugs. (note: Stefano Ionescu)
illustrated in Stefano Ionescu, Antique Ottoman Rugs in Transylvania