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, 9 x 11'4"
One of the very earliest carpets we have seen in the style attributed to the
luminary, Hadji Jallili of Tabriz. The viewer is struck by his masterful
restraint of both color and design, exquisitely enhanced by a deep patina at
nearly 200 years of age.