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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Early 'Crivelli' style Turkish carpet, was found at Sivrihisar (Eskishehir) Mosque, first half of the 15th century

The 16-point medallion occupies a light red field which it shares with spandrels of mixed design. A main border consisting of stylized swastikas is surrounded by a double pearl border. Bird forms but no latch-hooks appear.