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 Jallili Tabriz rug, Azerbaijan, NW Iran, 11'3" x 17'5"
This consummately crafted oversize from the revered Hadji Jallili workshop
stands among the most refined classical carpets we have ever encountered.
The great dexterity and tremendous presence that fill this masterwork
demonstrate an extremely seldom found aesthetic and technical virtuosity.
Sheltered by an elegant arch, an incredibly nuanced “Tree of Life” motif
emerges from the deep shade of a saturated indigo ground. Cypress trees,
perched birds and lifelike gazelles inhabit the field’s lower edge, while
stout branches and halved vase motifs contribute their own arboreal vinery.