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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1077 09-2265/11
Shirvan pictorial rug
east caucasus, circa late 19th century
5 ft. x 3 ft. 7 in.
Sold by order of the Trustees of the Philadelphia
Museum of Art to benefit acquisition funds

freemanís oriental rugs, carpets & tapestries