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Azerbaijan Carpet Museum, Baku
(3.7/5 based on 280+ reviews on the web)
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. Make Azerbaijan Carpet Museum a part of your Baku vacation plans using our Baku vacation trip planner.
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  • this is a first rate museum. make sure you leave yourself enough time to see it. We had a lovely guide who added information-but there are explanations in English everywhere. ULtra modern and interest...  more »
  • "Museum of carpets is one of the sights of Baku, which it is impossible not to visit, especially in the first visit to the capital of Azerbaijan. The building is shaped in the form of curvy carpet shores of Absheron peninsula beckons the secrets of ancient craftsmanship. I think there is a man in whose house was not at least one of the rug. And how not to see living history, the piece which touched every one of us?! The Museum (admission ticket to the acquaintance with the basic exhibition stands 7 AZN (~ 280 rubles)) not only carpets from the most ancient to the modern, but also household items and crafts, samples of clothing and footwear. Here you can see with your own eyes how complicated and laborious process of making not only a carpet, but also preparation for this. Here we happen to observe how, under the leadership of teachers in junior high school students one of the schools of Baku musical-rehearsed patriotic statement. How much genuine enthusiasm and sincere joy was in children's faces! These are the moments of real life make every journey is particularly interesting ...
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  • Competently made. Good exhibitions carpets. Everywhere, people work-they weave carpets. Can please even neponimajushhemu anything in the carpets.
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