The Carpet Collection at Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum

Category: Exhibitions

Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum in Baku holds a very large and impressive collection of pile carpets. The collection includes approximately 2.400 carpets dating from the 17th century to the early 20th century. This collection is the main component of the museum’s foundation and presents the four types of carpet weaving in Azerbaijan: Guba-Shirvan, Ganja-Gazakh, Karabakh, and Tabriz.

The oldest carpet is the 17th century carpet Ajdahali (“The Dragon”), an example of the Karabakh type. The carpet was bequeathed to the museum by the American collector Grover Schiltz and was donated by his wife Beverly Schiltz in 2013. Another pearl in the collection is the 17th century Khatai Carpet. The Khatai ‘Dragon’ carpet was presented during ICOC Washington 2018.

Location and more information: Azarbaijan National Carpet Museum, 28 Mikayıl Useynov ave. Baku, Azerbaijan

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