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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"Holbein" rug, 16th century, Western Anatolia. Bardini Museum, Florence (Museo Stefano Bardini)


Bardini Museum, Florence



Portrait of the Merchant Georg Gisze
Oil on wood, 96,3 x 85,7 cm
Staatliche Museen, Berlin

by Hans Holbein the Younger (b. 1497, Augsburg, d. 1543, London), a German artist and printmaker who worked in a Northern Renaissance style