Euronews has published an article about Azerbaijani carpet weaving.
“Carpets have been at the heart of Azerbaijani art and culture for thousands of years. In 2010, their importance was recognized by UNESCO, which added Azerbaijani carpets to its intangible cultural heritage of humanity list. Traditional Azeri carpets have a dense texture – and the patterns are characteristic of the different regions where the art is practiced,” the article says.
Emphasizing that the world’s first ever carpet museum has been opened in Baku, Euronews says that exquisite carpets are set on display, while delicate items are kept in a climate-controlled storage for their protection.
Euronews quotes Azerbaijani Minister of Culture Anar Karimov as saying: “It is a legacy that we inherited from our ancestors and it has been passed from generation to generation for centuries. It is so dear and close to Azerbaijani people that you can find a carpet in every house and every family, making it a very significant and inseparable part of our lifestyle”.
The article says Azerbaijani carpets are renowned for their compositions, vivid colours, and different weaving techniques, noting that Azerbaijani carpet weaving can be traced back to the Bronze Age. “Today, it consists of seven major carpet weaving schools, each with its distinct patterns and traditions.”
Highlighting Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum, Euronews says that the museum is also a research, cultural, training, and educational centre, where different exhibitions and conferences are held. “The Museum is a unique attraction for both locals and visitors to Baku.”
Source: Azerbaijan State News Agency