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
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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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The "Graf" Dragon carpet, original size 230 x 678 cm, shown here is a section 230 x 320 cm. Largely destroyed by fire during World War II.  Safavid Period, Karabagh (Gendje) or Shirvan Province (Beylerbeyi), Azerbaijan. Islamisches Museum der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin. The carpet is attributed to the 15th century by many authors. Karabacek even argued for the 13th century.