About the Antique Rugs of the Future Project

Sheep Breeds of Azerbaijan

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 pictorial rug, Azerbaijan, NW Iran, early 20th century, 6. ft 07 in x 9. ft 09 in (2.01 m x 2.97 m), Nazmiyal Collection
This whimsical antique pictorial Tabriz Persian rug features a mesmerizing design. Natural fauna fills this rug as camels, horses, goats and other animals lie on bands of clouds with dense vegetation. Floral borders featuring pictorial medallions frame the exquisite detailed imagery in this antique Tabriz rug.