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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Fragment of a large pattern Holbein carpet, Anatolia, late 15th, early 16th century. Museum für Islamische Kunst, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Berlin, Germany

wool pile on wool foundation

Although the carpet pattern dates from the thirteenth century, it was first represented by Italian artists in the 1470s. Most surviving examples and depictions have a single row of compartments. A staggered layout of two, one, and two compartments also existed. It does not seem to have been made with two rows of compartments, as in several of Memling's paintings