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Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum

The Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum, the first museum in the world of its kind was founded in 1967 and located in different buildings for 54 years. In 2014, the Carpet Museum moved to a new specially designed building in order to present to the world, fully and at the proper … read more

Ornaments in the Harsh Style

Carpet Koroghlu. Azerbaijan. 2012. Wool, cotton. Pile, handmade. 255x204 cm. It was woven on the base of Tahir Salakhov’s painting. Sketch author: T.Bashirov

by Shirin Melikova, Director of the Azerbaijan Carpet Museum The carpet, the symbol of Azerbaijan, was and remains an important part of the nation’s cultural tradition. As in past eras, the carpet is alive and evolving, reflecting the dominant stylistic, aesthetic, and intellectual preferences of its time. Professional artists developed … read more