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 Soumak rug, Eastern Azerbaijan

late nineteenth century Red-field soumaks in a relatively narrow range of designs, with two, three, or four medallions, were woven in several towns of the Kuba district, from at least the late nineteenth century and into the Soviet era. The bulk of these were certainly workshop products, and a number have dates.

From Murray L Eiland Jr. & Murray Eiland III's "Oriental Rugs A Complete Guide" plate no: 293