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 Kuba rug, early to mid 19th century, Southern Kuba Region, North East Azerbaijan. The yellow field with diagonal columns of flowering plants, in a serrated floral border of flowerheads between stripes. 122 x 81.5cm (4ft. by 2ft. 8"). Provenance: The late 3rd Earl of Iveagh, Farmleigh.