Carpets have been at heart of Azerbaijani art and culture - Euronews
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Apr.23
Euronews has published an article about Azerbaijani carpets, Trend reports citing Euronews.
“Carpets have been an integral part of Azerbaijani art and culture for thousands of years,” said the article.
"In 2010, the Azerbaijani carpets were included in the UNESCO List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Traditional Azerbaijani carpets have a dense texture and patterns typical for different districts of the country where this art is practiced. The world's first carpet museum is located in Baku. Exquisite carpets are exhibited here. Valuable exhibits are stored in climate-controlled rooms to protect them," the article reads.
The article cited the words of the Minister of Culture of Azerbaijan, Anar Karimov: "The carpet is a symbol of Azerbaijan, Azerbaijani culture. This is a heritage that we inherited from our ancestors, which has been passed down from generation to generation for centuries. There is a carpet in every home, every family, it is a very essential and integral part of our way of life.”
According to Euronews, Azerbaijani carpets are known for their variety of compositions, bright colors, and different production techniques.
"Based on the ornament, we can talk about different periods, they all carry a meaning, a very deep meaning, and if you know it, you can even read and learn the features of each historical time," said Shirin Melikova, Director of the Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum.
The article emphasized that Azerbaijani carpet weaving dates back to the Bronze Age. Currently, carpet weaving is taught in seven specialized schools, each with its own patterns and traditions.
"This carpet called "Resistance" was created in 2017. The main theme of the carpet is that black crows represent society, and the orange crow represents a person. And this person resists society," says Azerbaijani artist Chingiz Babayev.
"The museum is also a research, educational, cultural, and educational center, where exhibitions, international symposia, and conferences are held. The Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum is a unique attraction for both local residents and guests of Baku. The Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum was established in 1967. The initiator of its creation was Latif Karimov - an outstanding scientist and carpet weaver, the founder of the science of carpet weaving, artist and teacher, the author of the fundamental work "Azerbaijani Carpet",” the article added.