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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Star Ushak rug, acquired from Franz Bausback, Mannheim in 1978, 207 x 140 cm, about 1600, Highlands of Anatolia, Turkey, Bausback „Anatolische Knüpfkunst aus 4 Jahrhunderten“ 1978, page 17, Peter Bausback “Antike Orientalische Knüpfkunst“ 1978, page 53, exhibited at TEFAF The European Fine Art Fair in Maastricht, 1978