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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Small pattern Holbein carpet, early 16th century. Ottoman Empire, Western Turkey. city parish church, Mediash, Romania, no. 12. An example of playful color distribution. 148 x 270 cm

image courtesy: www.rugtracker.com, John Taylor


Unknown artist (or Juan Pantoja de la Cruz), The Somerset House Conference, ?1604, Oil on canvas, National Portrait Gallery, London