My cousin recently spent three months working in Baku, Azerbaijan. Each time someone in the family goes any where cool, I ask them to bring me some yarn, if they go anywhere yarn / wool / cotton / etc. is processed or sold (which, as any knitter knows, is basically everywhere in the world - but not everyone is game to seek out such a prize).
During her time there, K went to an area of the country where Persian rugs are made by hand. While there, she toured a studio (?) and bought me some beautiful wool! This link shows the types of wool and rugs produced where she visited. I don't know if this is the exact place she toured, but it is very similar from what my aunt and uncle described to me. K and I talked via email and she added this about the tour: "... The area is famous for both Persian and Caucasian rugs (very similar in quality, just design is different). The workshop I went to was definitely geared towards Caucasian-designed rugs but did use Persian methods of hand-dying the wool..."
I haven't seen K yet, but when I stopped by to visit her folks over the weekend, they had the yarn for me! What a treat. My wool looks a lot like the below photo (which shows yarn that has been spun but not dyed) except one ball is a lovely pale green and one ball is a rosey pink. Take a look at the link above, and I'll update you guys as I explore what I will make with the wool, etc.