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 Dragon flatweave rug, mid 19th century, Northern Kuba Region, North East Azerbaijan

Fig. 8 Soumak-woven rug in a degenerate dragon rug scheme. Textile Museum, gift of Charles Grant Ellis 1971.7.1. Published at Ellis, Charles Grant: Early Caucasian Rugs, Textile Museum, Washington D.C., 1975, p. 17