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, 10' x 14'4"
This superlative large room-size exemplifies the lofty standards of the
Hadji Jallili Tabriz style, presenting an astonishing level of craftsmanship
and refinement of design. Abandoning the muted earth-tone palette that
defines this style, it offers a deeply saturated pomegranate red field,
which is sparsely adorned to accentuate its splendor. At its center, a
luminous sunburst medallion shines brightly, augmented by glowing golden and
sand hues. Supremely sophisticated cornerpieces reprise the medallion's
exquisitely detailed artistry and transition smoothly into a series of
extraordinarily ornate borders.