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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Central Anatolia, Karapinar region, c. 1800-50. A classic Holbein type with two large connected octagons.
Note the boldly rendered Ottoman tulips bracketed by spiky hyacinth blossoms.

Dennis Dodds Collection