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, 7'4 x 10'6"
Many of the hallmarks of the master carpet designer, Hadji Jallili are
abundantly seen in this infinitely sophisticated, early example. An
entrancing palette evokes the subtlety of watercolor, employing delicate
shades of reddish orange, olive, and burnished gold. Medallion, cornerpieces
and borders are dedicated to an understated arabesque of exceptional
fineness, made possible by painstakingly precise drawing. Further nuance is
added by the ethereal color shading (known as abrash) of the reserve, as
undulating waves of color striation provide ample interest.