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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Shirvan prayer rug, Caucasus, dated 1273 (= 1856). Outer stripe missing, damaged, repaired, repilings. 121 x 110 cm. Germany, Nagel Auktionen, Sale 53T, July 14th 2009