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 Baku or Shirvan medallion carpet, Southern Lowland Kuba Region, Azerbaijan

Sale 2276 Lot 130

Shirvan Rug, East Caucasus, last quarter 19th century, (minor end reweave, small areas of repiling), 7 ft. x 4 ft. 10 in.
Estimate $4,000-5,000

December 4, 2004

Skinner Auctioneers and Appraisers of Antique and Fine Art