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
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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