About the Antique Rugs of the Future Project

Sheep Breeds of Azerbaijan

Shearing,
Sorting, Washing, Carding, Spinning

"The advantages of handspun yarn to machine spun yarn"

Rediscovery of Ancient Natural Dyes
Our Natural Dyestuffs

Mordants

Difference between synthetically and naturally dyed rugs

Weaving and Finishing Steps

Galleries of ARFP Caucasian Azerbaijani Rugs
 

 

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Antique Shirvan rug, Azerbaijan. 19th century. Private Collection


This unique design contains several different motifs including a kochak (ramís horn) design alternating with stylized images of womenís jewelry. These are placed on a red field and contrast beautifully with the major border consisting of a meandering ĎTí design against a yellow background