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



Kuba or Baku long rug, 18th century (Khanate Period), Azerbaijan.

A detail of floral carpet. Southern Caucasus, 18th century. Washington, The Textile Museum. This third floral model features the afshan motif, which consists of four forked leaves that sprout from two palmettes arranged around a small central flower and alternate with large, roundish rosettes embellished by palmettes. The somewhat dark colors are typical of this production, Note the typical flowering tendrils with rosettes that decorate the main border, as well as the two narrow minor bands embellished with a tiny geometric pattern.

Enza Milanesi: "The Carpet". p 117