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, 12'10" x 18'8"
With its captivating palette and lyrically rendered lines, this 125-year-old
masterpiece from the acclaimed carpet designer, Hadji Jallili offers formal
elegance on a tremendously elevated scale. A series of elegantly contoured
scalloped medallions are given even greater refinement by a virtuoso display
of flowing formal vinery and exquisite, individually rendered blossoms. At
its perimeter, a lush main border unites finely rendered cypress trees with
graceful, stylized garlands.