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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the Pitti Palace Ottoman Cairene Carpet

J. Taylor's note: Discovered by Albert Boralevi in 1983, the Pitti Palace carpet entered service as a gift in 1623 and was described in an inventory as a "Cairino"

Image and information courtesy: John Taylor, rugtracker.com