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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Cairene Ottoman Prayer rug. Berlin Museum, purchased in 1877

The Bode Ogival Medallion Ottoman Niche Rug
Cairo, second half of the 16th century
124 x 174 cm, wool pile on a wool foundation

Picture courtesy: John Taylor, rugtracker.com