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 (blue ground), late 18th/early 19th century, Kuba or Baku Region, Azerbaijan. Türk ve İslam Eserleri Museum, Istanbul. Acquired 1936. inv. no 884 (1-5) from Evkaf Depot, Amasya. 240 x 550 cm. Rows of vertical yellow rosettes on three axes are separated by rows of large palmettes on a green curved stem with white or yeloow arabesque ornaments at one end.