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 Khyzy mafrash (bedding bag) with peacock motifs, woven in zili (sometimes called "shadda") style - type of sumakh weaving with brocading, late 19th century, Khyzy District (north west of Baku), Azerbaijan.  The State Museum of Azerbaijan Carpet and Applied Art