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 carpet, Azerbaijan, NW Iran, 14'4" x 26'6"
Remarkable for the dexterity of its weaving and the ethereal lightness of
its masterfully selected palette, this turn-of-the-century oversize Tabriz
demonstrates tremendous refinement. Painstakingly crafted “herati”
patterning fills its ample reserve with impressive precision, while an
exquisitely drawn ivory border impart an animated, rhythmic quality.
Throughout, entirely unexpected shades of terra cotta, azure, and coral take
on luminous quality, enhanced by the softened patina and splendid condition
of this exquisite large carpet.