Ornaments in the Harsh Style

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

Textile Bazaar in San Francisco

The Textile Arts Council of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco has organized and sponsored a Textile Bazaar and entitled this event ‘Treasures from Around the World & Around the Corner’… read more

Artistic photo documentary by Simone Haug: Carpet restoration in Istanbul

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… read more