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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Early Shirvan or Karabagh carpet, 18th century, Khanate Period. al Sabah Collection, Kuwait National Museum. published in "Carpets from Islamic Lands" by Friedrich Spuhler



image source: www.rugtracker.com, John Taylor. According to John, the rug was looted from the Kuwait City Museum during the Iraqi invasion and never been recovered.