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Sheep Breeds of Azerbaijan

Sorting, Washing, Carding, Spinning

"The advantages of handspun yarn to machine spun yarn"

Rediscovery of Ancient Natural Dyes
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Difference between synthetically and naturally dyed rugs

Weaving and Finishing Steps

Galleries of ARFP Caucasian Azerbaijani Rugs

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Early Kazak rug, 18th century, Kazak Sultanate (a part of Gendje Khanate), Azerbaijan. 204 x 123cm (6ft 8in x 4ft), Rippon Boswell, Wiesbaden. lot 4, sold for: DM 66 080. Orient Stars Collection

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Early Azerbaijan rug, 1800 or earlier, it is attributed to Kazak by some sources, but it is most probably made in Iranian Azerbaijan
Bonham's Sale 16849 - Oriental and European Carpets & Rugs, 6 Oct 2009, Knightsbridge

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A large powerful white field early Kazak rug with three medallions dated to circa 1700 (Safavid Period). Published as plate № 171, in Oriental Rugs from Pacific Collections.

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Lot 107, an interesting 19th century Kazak, (Illustration 6) 205x130cm; with three hooked octagonal medallions rendered in green/white/green in a pattern seen in Star Kazaks in the red medallions flanking the blue central star (see Tschebull, Kazak, front cover). The red field bearing many small elements surrounded by a yellow main border. The rug has dark blue wefts. Nagel Auktionen, May 1995, Stuttgart

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Rippon Boswell early Karachop / Karachov rug, the Orient Stars Collection, Karachov Kazak, Central Caucasus, first half 19th century, 170 x 216cm (5ft 7in x 7ft 1in), Rippon Boswell, Wiesbaden, lot 8, estimate: DM 100,000, sold for: DM 101,480, 2 October 1999

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A Kazak or Western Gendje rug fragment, Azerbaijan

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Early Kazak rug, first half 19th century, Kazak Region, Azerbaijan. 5 x 3 (152cm x 91cm)

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A  Kazak rug, mid 19th century, Kazak Region, Azerbaijan

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Sothebys' antique Star Kazak rug, early to mid 19th century, possibly Shikli village, Kazak Region, Western Azerbaijan. Sotheby's Sale: N08140 | Location: New York. 16 Dec 05, LOT 70 (of 217), Lot Sold:15,000 USD, 6ft. 4in. by 5ft. 3in. (1.93 by 1.60m.)

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Abadjian (Abajian) Star Kazak rug, 1860-70s, Kazak District, possibly Shikhli village, Western Azerbaijan. Sold at Sotheby's New York, in January 1990, for 1 000 000 DM.

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Early Kazak or Bordjalou rug, first half 19th century, Kazak Region, Azerbaijan. Oriental Rug Review, Vol. XIII, No. 1. October/November, 1992

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Early Kazak rug with "Karachop" type medallions and tree of life type border, first half 19th century

A rare and important antique Caucasian Kazak rug, early to mid 19th century, NW Azerbaijan. Moshe Tabibnia Collection

Grogan & Company Fine Art Auctioneers and Appraisers
Sale 127 Lot 1109, KAZAK RUG, Caucasus, early 19th century;  6 feet 7 inches x 4 feet 10 inches

Early Kazak rug with an archaic design, dated ah 1260 (=1844 ad). Lot: 327  Kazak
General Carpet Auktion
24. March 2012 Rippon Boswell & Co. International Auctioneers of Rare Carpets & Textiles

Early antique Caucasian Kazak rug fragment, NW Azerbaijan. Rodney McDonald, Rochester

An early Kazak with good pedigree (already published 1901), fine knotting and good colours). Rippon Boswell & Co. International Auctioneers of Rare Carpets & Textiles, Rippon Boswell December 2007

Antique Caucasian Kazak rug, mid 19th century, NW Azerbaijan
, private collection. Fourteen different colours were used in this Kazak rug.

Sotheby's Sale: N08218 | Location: New York
01 Jun 06, A KAZAK RUG, SOUTHWEST CAUCASUS, mid-19th century