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 Marasali Kabistan prayer rug / namazlyg, Shirvan Region, Azerbaijan. Enza Milanesi's "The Carpet"

Private collection. The 19th-century Caucasian style also reinterpreted the prayer rug, creating a special version of it in which the mihrab is recognized only by the mere profile of the geometric arch, arranged over a uniform floral grid that extends across the whole field of the carpet.