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
Carpets from all over the world are restorated at Bab-ı Ali Caddesi No 8 in Istanbul. This old house contains over thirty restoration workshops, each of them ist specialized in a technique or a type of carpet. Interested in the different attitudes towards the authors works (the carpets) in the restoration processes, Simone Haug passed several weeks in these workshops.