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 Milan circular Mamluk carpet, Cairo, Egypt, 16th century. 2.78 x 2.26m (9'1" x 7'1"). The Museum of Islamic Art, Doha, Qatar, no.TE07

Its beauty lies in its rich colours (red, blue, green and yellow) and its lustrous pile, having survived in pristine condition for almost five centuries. The fact that all its original edges are still intact suggests that they were once bound with a tape or silk cloth.