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



A perfect example of an antique Kuba Shahnazarli - Karagashli rug, late 19th century, m. 1,96 x 1,16 - 6’5” x 3’10”, Azerbaijan

Three lozenges stand out on the dark blue field. At their ends a radial ornament can be seen that recalls old Egyptian and Persian royal insignia.

The border is elegant and dominated by a central band decorated with an “Eagle beaks” motif. (Luciano Coen Antique Rugs and Tapestries)