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



Floral carpet (red ground), late 18th century, Khanate Period, Kuba or Baku Region, Azerbaijan. Türk ve İslam Eserleri Museum, Istanbul. Acquired 30 January 1936. inv. no 860 (1-715) from the Evkaf Depot at Istanbul, 150 x 308 cm. The central axis is formed by a narrow yellow stem. Stems which join from both sides carry purple, yellow, dark blue, white and dark yellow palmettes, outlined in brown. Small rosettes and leaves are scattered over the field.