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 Bernheimer Mamluk rug with medallion and bands of cypress and palm trees. Cairo, Egypt,  16th century. 1.37 x 2.04m (4'6" x 6'8). The Museum of Islamic Art, Doha, Qatar, no.CA04. (formerly in the Bernheimer Collection, Munich). The rug is rather worn.