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



Antique Shirvan rug, early 20th century, Southern Shirvan Region, Eastern Azerbaijan.

Three hooked diamonds in navy blue, madder, charcoal brown and ivory.
185 x 120 cm. (6 ft. 1 in. x 4 ft.)
Provenance: The Estate of Robertson Davies, CC, Caledon, Ontario.