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 prayer rug / namazlyg, Shirvan Region, Azerbaijan. H. Manoyan Collection

Shirvan prayer rug, Eastern Caucasus, West Coast of the Caspian Sea, circa 1880. Size:4'.10"x3'.8" (147x112 cm).