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



Harshang Pattern floral carpet (red ground), late 18th century, Khanates Period, Azerbaijan. Türk ve İslam Eserleri Museum, Istanbul. inv. no 715 (58) from Ciftlik Mosque, Erzurum. 275 x 590 cm. published Serare Yetkin's "Early Caucasian carpets in Turkey", plate 85. The main axis has a central star and yellow and blue palmettes which contain smaller palmettes in reversed direction wit blue, purple and red, or white and dark blue petals respectively. The palmettes change direction with each row and are joined by yellow and green stems into a diamond shape around a yellow star with a dark blue rosette and radial small palmettes with yellow, blue and red petals.