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



Afshan Pattern floral carpet (dark blue ground), 18th century, Khanate Period, Azerbaijan. Türk ve İslam Eserleri Museum, Istanbul. Acquired 1929. inv. no 718 (553) from the Mosque of Ferruh Kethuda at Balat (Milet). 284 x 670 cm. Vertical lines of rosettes within round cartouches alternating with eight pointed stars joined by a white stem.