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, 7'11" x9'3"
Gracefully flowing lines and unusually subdued earth tones imbue this
surprising square carpet with a potent organic quality. A lyrical "Tree of
Life", supported by a pair of cypress trees, swirls with artfully executed
boughs and blossoms, while retaining carefully balanced proportions. A
fanciful botanical border echoes the naturalistic theme of the field, and
increases the endearing presence of this singular carpet.