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


Early Baku Afshan/Kharshang design rug.

First quarter of the nineteenth century or earlier. 4'8"x 11'9" (142x358cm)
Here one sees the Harshang design as it begins to evolve away from the regular, classic forms. The lateral palmettes have become exaggerated in size, and the palmettes along the central axis have become stiffer.

Murray L Eiland Jr. & Murray Eiland III's "OrientalRugs A Complete Guide" plate no: 256