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

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Antique Shirvan "Akstafa" Qushlu rug, Southern Shirvan Region, Salyan (Saliani) District, Azerbaijan. 287 x 127 cm, Est: 3000, 14 Oct 2003-Oriental and European Carpets and Rugs, Bonhams