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 carpet, Azerbaijan

Size: m. 2,65 x 1,07 - 8'8" x 3'7"
Age: second half of XIX century.

Five hooked lozenges are depicted on a dark blue ground surrounded by delicate tribal geometrical motives. Among the border's frame the main band stands out with a fascinating pattern known as stylized dragons.

Luciano Coen
Antique rugs and tapestries