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 Tabriz Hadji Jalili rug, "Garden of Paradise", Azerbaijan, NW Iran, 9'3" x 11'9"
This is a superlative rendition of the most esteemed and seldom-found design
of the renowned Hadji Jallili workshop. Fluidity of line and delicacy of hue
generate an ambiance of extraordinary harmony and grace. Numerous precisely
rendered botanical forms, including wisteria, almond blossoms, peonies and
pears flourish, framed by no less than eighteen impeccably woven borders.
The unique and superlative carpets from this workshop are exceedingly rare,
but beloved by the creators of this collection, allowing us to offer a
number of sterling examples. (Featured in our Artistic Visions, Vol. 2