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 rug, Khanates Period, possibly Sauj Bulag.

Azerbaijan Harshang Design Carpet
Eastern Caucasus or North West Persia
Early 19th century
139cm x 243 cm
A particular descendant of the classical Harshang design. The palette of rich, powerful colors, including the reddish golden yellow field and a green tending towards olive, is of special note.

Orient Stars (Heinrich Kirchheim) plate 16