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, 10'1 x 13'5"
Breathtakingly clear and intricate articulation makes possible a universe of
minute floral forms that populate every inch of the majestic expanse of this
elegant carpet. This profusion is interrupted only by the unadorned margins
of a rich cognac-hued field, enlivened through a masterful use of abrash.
Complementary shades of saffron, indigo, peach, gold and exquisite robin's
egg blue conspire to create a highly engaging palette.