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 (dark blue ground), late 18th century, Khanates Period, Azerbaijan. Türk ve İslam Eserleri Museum, Istanbul. inv. no 730  (3051) from the Mosque of Haci Cafer Efendi, Erzurum, Turkey. 260 x 550 cm. published Serare Yetkin's "Early Caucasian carpets in Turkey", plate 92. A large star between four palmettes. Diagonal cartouches with arabesques fill the spaces between the ornaments. The central vertical palmette is yellow and contains a dark yellow rosette. A large white star with a rosette in brown, yellow and red with radial blue and yellow palmettes is outlined in yellow. The brown diagonal cartouches are outlined in yellow and contain white and yellow rosettes with four pairs of blue leaves and end in white arabesques outlined in red and with four small palmettes between them. The pattern is repeated throughout the field, changing direction from row to row.