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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Western Anatolia, "Crivelli" type, 18th century. Note the open curled animal, or leaf, forms inside some of the arms of the cross medallions. Later versions have replaced these with simple flowerheads, or indistinguishable small medallions.


Dennis Dodds Collection