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Sheep Breeds of Azerbaijan

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"The advantages of handspun yarn to machine spun yarn"

Rediscovery of Ancient Natural Dyes
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Difference between synthetically and naturally dyed rugs

Weaving and Finishing Steps

Galleries of ARFP Caucasian Azerbaijani Rugs



Sale 2216 Lot 159

Skinner's Shirvan Rug, East Caucasus, late 19th century, staggered concentric stepped diamond medallions in navy blue, red, ivory, gold, dark brown, and light olive on the midnight blue field, ivory "dragon's tooth" border, (slight moth damage, small spots of repiling), 11 ft. by 6 ft. 5 in.
Estimate $3,000-4,000