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


Afshan rug, Derbend ?, North East Caucasus, Azerbaijan, second half 19th century, (even wear to center, small repairs), 13 ft. 6 in. x 5 ft. 8 in.
Estimate $5,000-7,000
Skinner Auctioneers and Appraisers
Fine Oriental Rugs & Carpets - Sale 2389 - Lot 80