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


back to Important Antique Heriz Rugs



First and foremost is a carpet once in the possession of the painter Giuseppe Rossi, sold at Sothebys London on 12 March 1999(1539)

At its second auction appearance (Sothebys 20 September 2006(228)) the carpet received a revised attribution to Khorasan, chiefly due to its structure (which is actually not given) and the use of jufti-knotting. The carpet appears to have undergone a severe cleaning

Information and picture courtesy: John Taylor, rugtracker.com