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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Floral carpet, late 18th century, Khanates Period, Azerbaijan. published Serare Yetkin, Early Caucasian Carpets, Volume II, plate 164

A few carpets:

- one from Sivas, now in the Turk ve Islam Eserleri Museum,
- a fragment in Erzurum
- no: 45 & no:46
- Floral carpet fragments from the Mosque of Elaziz Aga, Elazig, Turkey
- A fragment from Türk ve İslam Eserleri Museum, Istanbul. inv. no 944 (1-718) acquired Mosque of Ali Paşa at Tokat
- Türk ve İslam Eserleri Museum, Istanbul. Acquired 24 August 1923. inv. no 726 (4019)
- Sunburst Carpet. Karabagh, Shusha Area. 18th Century. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 06.2527
- Jacoby, 1922, plate 11
- Cittone Collection carpet

- This below rug with small stylzed animals, show the final geometric stage of the development of the Sunburst design.