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 carpet, Azerbaijan, NW Iran, 11'2" x 14'9"
Ephemeral artistry and consummate craftsmanship elevate this stunning
antique masterwork to seldom-reached heights. The mark of the master
designer Hadji Jallili is evident in every attribute, including its
tremendously fine weave, riveting clarity of design, and exquisite shading
of its color. Its understated medallion radiates outward, echoed in an array
of understated, nearly diaphanous hues, while a multitude of precisely drawn
floral forms advance and recede before the eyes of the enraptured viewer.