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



A Kuba or Karabagh carpet, 18th century, Azerbaijan.

A floral carpet. Southern Caucasus 18th century. Washington, Textile Museum. This specimen exhibits a variant of the third floral motif, with minute elements crowded next to one another. The in-and-out palmettes a recognizable Persian influence. Note the sunburst shape of the palmette resting on a light background. The main border is decorated with a flowering shoot on a typical light ground. Enza Milanesi, "The Carpet", p. 119