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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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Dragon rug, Karabagh or Shirvan, 17th century, Safavid Period, Shirvan or Karabagh Province (Beylerbeyi), Azerbaijan. Private Collection, Chicago, 246 x 513 cm, incomplete. (after Jacoby, 1922, pl. 9)