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
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Ushak 'bird' carpet with
cloudband motifs main border, Western
Turkey, second half 17th century. 125 x 188cm. Blumena (Blumenau Church,
illustrated in Stefano Ionescu's "Antique Ottoman Rugs in Transylvania"