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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
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 Medallion carpet

Medium: Wool; asymmetrically knotted pile
Dimensions: L. 81 in. x W. 60 in.
Credit Line: Gift from the Collection of Hillary Black Dumas and Dr. D. Gilbert Dumas, 2009
Accession Number: 2009.458.10

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York