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


Here is a very interesting Kuba Chichi rug from the archive of The State Museum of Azerbaijan Carpet and Applied Art. The rug is dated 1325 AH* / 1907 AD. This is one of the rarest rugs, if not the only one, which shows both Hijri and Gregorian dates in Arabic numbers.

* The Hijri date is the Islamic calendar. It started in the moon year in which prophet Muhammad  immigrated from Makkah to Madinah.