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 ex-Bernheimer Mamluk garden rug, circa 1468-1496, Cairo, Egypt. wool pile on a wool foundation. 163x226cm. Private Collection, Genoa, Italy

detail of the rug showing the royal pavillions; note the yellow columned archways, with hanging lamps, beneath the two main domes, and the three subsidiary domes