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, XVI century, Ottoman Empire, Western Turkey. According to John Taylor: "A carpet exhibited by Alberto Boralevi in Perugia in 1996 was once in the Contini-Bonacossi Collection and was optimistically dated late 15th Century. It has a D1 type border with "X-Boxes" still connected. Unsold at Nagels on 7 May 1994(1112)"

image source: www.rugtracker.com, John Taylor