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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 Hadji Jalili Tabriz rug, Azerbaijan, NW Iran, 4'7" x 5'11"
Every inch of this area-size gem is captivating. The play of intentionally
opaque, barely visible budding vinery is punctuated by more vivid motifs,
and is rendered more enthralling by constant horizontal striation of color,
an intentional shading technique known as abrash. This is most notable along
the horizontal borders and across the open rust field. Of consummate
quality, this gem is in virtually perfect condition.