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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Rippon Boswell Karapinar rug with Memling Guls, 18th century
Konya Karapinar long rug with stylized saz leaves design, Dennis Dodds Collection

Konya rug, Christopher Alexander Collection, Chritisties 10/2009. Lot 88

Central Anatolian Konya rug, c 1800-1850, TIEM (or Vakiflar)

Central Anatolian Karapinar rug, c. 1800-50. Dennis Dodds Collection




Karapinar kilim, Central Anatolia, Turkey, 19th century. Dennis Dodds Collection





Central Anatolian Karapinar rug with Ottoman tulips, Dennis Dodds Collection

The Christopher Alexander Collection Konya Tulip rug





McMullan Konya / Karapinar rug, 19th century, 1974.149.52, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York