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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Early Dragon rug fragment, late 17th - early 18th century, Safavid Period, Shirvan or Karabagh Province (Beylerbeyi), Azerbaijan. Textile Museum R 36.1.10, Dr. Robert Purrmann. Published Charles Grant Ellis "Early Caucasian rugs" plate 2.