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 the design of carpets, following the main trends in art in their broadest context. The carpet contributed to the creation of the interior, not so much from the functional point of view as from the aesthetic. Adopting the prevalent artistic style of its day, the … Read more




Azerbaijani Carpets Symposium 17-23 October 2017

Symposium on Azerbaijani Carpets in Baku The Academic Programme for the 5th International Symposium on Azerbaijani Carpets (ISAC Baku), 17-20 October 2017, will cover a broad range of aspects of carpet studies. Not only related to carpets from Azerbaijan like but also comparisons with carpets from other regions, as well as other topics connected to textile arts. Registration is free and open until Monday 9 October 2017. Over 60 speakers and poster session participants are confirmed. A third of these are from Azerbaijan and the remainder from USA, Austria, Israel, Lebanon, Russia, Uzbekistan, Turkey, UK, Italy, … Read more




5th International Symposium on Azerbaijani Carpets 17-20 October 2017

The 5th International Symposium on Azerbaijani Carpets (ISAC 2017) will take place 17-20 October 2017 in Baku, Azerbaijan. The Symposium is an international academic lecture programme organized in partnership with the International Conference on Oriental Carpets (ICOC). The organizers, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences and ‘Azerkhalcha’ Joint-Stock Company, will collaborate on a multiple-venue cultural programme during the Symposium. Two special temporary exhibitions will be presented at the Azerbaijan National Museum of Art (ANMA) and the Azerbaijan Carpet Museum. An 8-day HALI Tour in … Read more




Turkic patterns

The Baku Turkish Cultural Center of the Yunus Emre Institute, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Azerbaijan Carpet Museum will hold the Second International Symposium of Common Languages of the Turkic World – Patterns from 22-24 May 2017 in Baku. The theme of the symposium is the art of the Turkic patterns, which cover the main historical periods as BC, Islam and others, till present day. The organizers look forward to the presence and proposals from scientists working in the field of typological classification of pattern features. Deadline for proposals … Read more




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