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 kilim, early 20th century, Azerbaijan.

Antique Shah Savan kilim, Azerbadjian, border area of the Caucasus and N.W. Persia, Ca 1900.
These stunning kilims are among the most decorative flat weaves known. Strong and bold "animal head" hexagons on uncluttered horisontal bands in clear, natural colours, also of very fine weave. Such pieces were rarely used on floors, only on exceptional occasions, which is why they are sometimes discovered in untouched, original condition. A beautiful example of its kind in remarkable condition.
333 x 170 cms, 11' x 5'7"

The Peter Linden Sale
James Adam Salerooms
24 October 2006