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 Gul motif, second half 19th century, Azerbaijan. An indigo field with the famous Afshan pattern having pairs of serrated split palmettes arranged to form a quartered, shield-like device between multiple rosettes and hooked concentric diamonds, barber's pole main border between carnation guard bands