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 Tabriz rug, Azerbaijan, NW Iran, Nazmiyal Collection, 9. ft 09 in x 12 ft 06 in (2.97 m x 3.81 m)

Antique Benlian Persian Tabriz Rug, Circa 1920. With its hallmark eight pointed star in one corner, Benlian Tabriz carpets are unmistakable. These carpets represent early 20th century production of fine quality and expressive designs made with the European market in mind.