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
Difference between synthetically and naturally dyed rugs
Weaving and Finishing Steps
Galleries of ARFP Caucasian Azerbaijani Rugs
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Antique Haji Jalili Tabriz rug, Azerbaijan, NW Iran, 13' x 18'
Highly engaging grandeur and a richly ornamental aesthetic elevate this
spectacular antique court carpet to seldom seen heights. From the master
carpet designer, Hadji Jallili, its breathtaking cruciform medallion holds
an exquisite assortment of lifelike blossom garlands and elegant floral
sprays, extending into a softly striated rare terracotta reserve.
Painstakingly crafted borders and grand cornerpieces continue this exacting
artistry, and redouble the appeal of this tremendously creative early work.