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 Shirvan (Kabistan) / Derbend design prayer rug, 3. ft 06 in x 4. ft 04 in (1.07 m x 1.32 m), Nazmiyal Collection, woven in Eastern Turkestan. The woven date on this rug AH 1256 / 1840 AD indicates the age of the original antique Caucasian Shirvan rug.