About the Antique Rugs of the Future Project

Sheep Breeds of Azerbaijan

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 rug, Azerbaijan, NW Iran, early 20th century, 10 ft X 10 ft 04 in, (3.05 m X 3.06 m)

A staggered array of flowering v-shaped vines and palmettes in shades of gold, tan, and soft green, repeats rhythmically across the deep navy ground of this sumptuous antique Tabriz from Persia. Nazmiyal Collection