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, Azerbaijan, NW Iran, 3'11" x 5'7"
In this early rug from a most illustrious workshop, repeating boteh
(paisley-like) motifs of unusual elongated stature and grace are set against
a golden wheat-toned field. Shimmering abrash (color striation) skillfully
imparts a dramatic watercolor effect. The delicately drawn main border
amplifies the beauty of this collectible court rug.