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), 18th century, Khanates Period, possibly Eastern Azerbaijan. Türk ve İslam Eserleri Museum, Istanbul. inv. no 928 (1-705) from the Mosque of Ali Pasha, Tokat, Turkey. 169 x 257 cm. published Serare Yetkin's "Early Caucasian carpets in Turkey", plate 95. Two different types of palmettes on three vertical axes point in alternate directions. Between them horizontal angular palmettes point to the centre. Blue and yellow palmettes have white and yellow or blue and red petals respectively, drawn with brown dots and are linked by a white vertical stem. Alternate rows of blue and yellow palmettes with white and brown petals and a row of white dotted leaves with a yellow and dark blue flower separate the palmettes. Small flowers and leaves are scattered over the field.