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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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Ottoman Cairene Medallion Carpet

John Taylor's notes on this carpet: Head and shoulders above all others in its group, the Kevorkian carpet was first auctioned at the 1925 Benguiat Sale and eventually went to the Wher Collection (or "Siesta" Collection according to Broniman). Technical information is not available, but it may have a silk foundation. It has the same high quality corner solutions as the Hapsburg Prayer, plus interlocking Saz leaves.

Image and information courtesy: John Taylor, rugtracker.com