Azerbaijan Carpet Museum, Baku

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Explore the largest collection of Azerbaijani carpets and rugs in the world at Azerbaijan Carpet Museum, displaying traditional and modern patterns of the nation's UNESCO-protected applied art. Opened in 1967 as the first specialized museum for carpets in the world, the museum has built its impressive collection over the decades. In 2015 it relocated from a mosque to a modern building shaped in the form of a rolled-up carpet, on the edge of the Caspian Sea. Watch women weaving their patterns in one of the workshops, and learn about the different techniques and meanings of various patterns. Over 10,000 accompanying artifacts such as ceramics, jewelry, and metalwork enrich your understanding of this cultural heritage. To find out how to plan a trip to Baku, use our trip itinerary maker.
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  • a very nice place there many things to see recommend to take an audio seat in order to understand what you see  more »
  • Guide per hour spent on the exposition, told of how carpets are doing, what they are, and how developed in Azerbaijan carpet weaving. Very interesting. Ticket 7 manats per adult. excursion 8 manats. On Saturday and Sunday the museum works to 20. Monday closed.
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  • I was hesitant to go as I don’t like museums very much but was pleasantly surprised. Lots of beautiful and interesting carpets to look at.  more »

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