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Sheep Breeds of Azerbaijan

Sorting, Washing, Carding, Spinning

"The advantages of handspun yarn to machine spun yarn"

Rediscovery of Ancient Natural Dyes
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Difference between synthetically and naturally dyed rugs

Weaving and Finishing Steps

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Cairene Ottoman Saf Prayer rug. John Taylor's note on this rug: "One strange carpet, now in the Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, features white cotton highlights and S-Spinning,plus a border found on the Berlin-MAK (Museum of Applied Art in Vienna), Kestner Museum fragments."

Picture courtesy: John Taylor, rugtracker.com