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


437 This example seems totally atypical of east Caucasian weaving; it hails almost certainly from further west, possibly from Moghan or Gendje. An almost identical example in Victoria and Albert Museum has been attributed to the Kazak-Gendje region (cf. Hali, vol. 7, no. 2, p.100, fig. 12). Second half 19th century. 168 x 118 cm

Published at Ian Bennett: Oriental Rugs. Volume I: Caucasian Rugs