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



Early latticed field rug, 18th century, Eastern Azerbaijan

Medium: Cotton (warp and weft); wool (pile); symmetrically knotted pile
Dimensions: L. 78 x W. 49 in. (198.1 x 124.5 cm)
Credit Line: Gift of W. R. Valentiner, 1908
Accession Number: 08.208.2
Location: Metropolitan Museum