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, 4'5 x 5'8"
Opulent formal drawing and a regal palette impart tremendous elegance in
this stunning area size piece from the acclaimed carpet designer, Hadji
Jallili. Profoundly artful expression abounds throughout its complex design.
Constant abrash, the art of purposeful color variation, is used to great
heights, creating a shimmering, three-dimensional effect. Note the regal
emerald green of the inner medallion and the movement of the field tone from
soft rust at the lower end to deep rose at the top.