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 XVIII CENTURY



 

Eastern Anatolian rug with a large pattern Holbein medallions (Salor Gul). 18th century. Munich Museum. Size: 100x205 cm (26X33 dm)

 

John Taylor's notes on this carpet: "A well-travelled carpet at various times with John Eskenazi,the Textile Gallery and Franz Sailer, later sold at Christies NY on 12 September 1989(108) for $44,000.On a rare camelhair ground with Salor Göls and a nicely positioned central medallion which,however seems lackadaisical.Hanna Erdmann located it in Eastern Turkey,as did the author of the APG in Hali 48(88)"

 

Information and image courtesy: John Taylor, rugtracker.com