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



Reconstruction of the Metropolitan Museum Safavid Animals Scene carpet (Bardini/Bingham Collection)

Click here to view the historical Safavid Animals scene carpet


Size (metric):
Size (ft): 6'0"x7'6"
Area: 4.23 m2
Weaving period: 4 months (by 4 weavers)

Colors (18): medium madder red, light madder red, coral, maroon, brown, dark brown (undyed), ivory, yellow, old gold yellow, mustard, light yellow, midnight blue, navy blue, Persian blue, sky blue, pine green, sage green, green
: 100% natural dyes: madder, weld (Reseda Luteola), indigo, pomegranate skins, walnut husks,
natural brown sheep wool, natural ivory sheep wool
- all are eco-friendly and non-toxic
Materials: Handcarded and handspun wool for pile, ivory wool warps and ivory wool wefts

Handwoven (handknotted) in Azerbaijan

Having a rich color palette, bold interlaced arabesque bands in blue and white and dense floral patterns add to a field containing stylized dragonlike creatures, deer, and lions.

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For more information about the above rug or to place an order please email vd@azerbaijanrugs.com (Baku, Azerbaijan) or ra@azerbaijanrugs.com  (San Francisco Bay Area). We will get back to you within 24 hours or less.