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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Antique Bordjalou rug, so called "Sewan Kazak" rug, Borchaly / Bordjalou Uyezd

Caucasian Sewan Kazak
3rd Quarter, 19th Century
5ft X 7ft 2in
The rugs of the Virginia Collection read like a guide book to the predominant Caucasian styles. Here, sublime artistry and virtuoso dye work entrance the viewer. Elements of folk naivete, including human figures, animal forms and a scattering of totemic devices, add a welcome spontaneity.

Claremont Carpets