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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

Galleries of ARFP Caucasian Azerbaijani Rugs


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Antique Azerbaijan carpet, NW Iran, 19th century.

 the famous Lefevre carpet, which was later with Herrmann and recently sold at the Leclere auction in March 2014 for 20,000 euro. First offered at Lefevre`s on 9 February 1979, where it was withdrawn,the carpet re-appeared at Rippon Boswell`s Wiesbaden on 10 November 1990(96)with an estimate of 35,000 DM. It was sold again at Sothebys NY on April 10 1997 (237)

Information and picture courtesy: John Taylor, rugtracker.com