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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Ushak Bird rug, dated 1646, 137x204cm. Biserica Mănăstirii (The Monastery Church), Sighișoara (inv 534). The inscription on the rug: TESTAMENTVM LAURENTIUS BOLKESCH AD 1646 (this is the earliest inscription on a rug in Transylvania).  illustrated in Stefano Ionescu's "Antique Ottoman Rugs in Transylvania"