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 Hadji Jalili Tabriz rug, Azerbaijan, NW Iran, 11'8" x 16'
Demonstrating deep refinement and superb craftsmanship, this oversize
classical carpet of generous width emulates the style of the master
designer, Hadji Jallili. An exceptional use of abrash (purposeful color
striation) adds visual texture to the unadorned field that surrounds the
graceful teardrop medallion. Exquisitely nuanced rendering fills every inch
with great elegance, while a deeply saturated yet wonderfully time-softened
palette lends a harmonious, inviting atmosphere. The chocolate to walnut
brown of the medallion, corners and border is a welcome departure from the
traditional use of navy blue.