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, early 18th century (Safavid Period), Azerbaijan.

A detail of floral carpet. Southern Caucasus, early 18th century. Florence, Museo Bardini. This brightly colored specimen is also decorated with the afshan motif that became so popular in 19th-century Caucasian production. Worthy of note is the main border embellished with a typical two-colored trefoil motif.

Enza Milanesi: "The Carpet". p 117