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


Antique Kuba rug with Afshan design. Azerbaijan.
late 19th century
4ft 2in X 6ft 6in
This piece displays a flamboyant rendition of the regional design known as Afshan, presenting two pairs of split palmettes arranged back-to-back. A rich variety of overscale, boldly colored florettes and smaller blossoms make for a bold composition, emphasized by the intentionally eccentric drawing in the border.