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, 9'6" x 13'2"
Antique carpets with the graceful sophistication and quiet presence of this
late 19th century Tabriz are highly sought after. Centered on a stunning
elliptical medallion adorned by substantial pendants, a shield shaped
reserve is given almost infinite depth by its deep indigo coloring.
Exceptionally intricate blossoms fill the foreground of this space,
imparting a painterly quality that is hard to resist. Successive layers of
ornamentation come together seamlessly in a series of borders and layered
corner pieces, united by a common subdued palette and extraordinarily fine