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 Azerbaijan long rug with harshang design, 18th Century, rewoven ends and minor reweaves to field. Approximately 13 ft. 5 in. by 3 ft. 6 in. (4.09 m. by 1.07 m.) est. $40,000-$60,00. Lot 142

Warp: Wool, Z2S, alternate warp strongly depressed, ivory / brown mix

Weft: Wool, 2Z, 2 shoots ivory / brown mix

Pile: Wool, symmetrical knot

Density: 8-9 horizontal, 8-9 vertical

Sides: Not original

Ends: Not original

Colors: Pale to deep rose, medium to deep blue, camel, taupe, English tan, bamboo, teal blue, acorn, bisque, seal brown, pale salmon, sand, black

Sotheby's Fine Oriental Rugs and Carpets / NewYork Tuesday 3 Jun, 89