Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum, Baku

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Explore the largest collection of Azerbaijani carpets and rugs in the world at the Azerbaijan National 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 amassed an impressive collection over the decades. And in 2015 it relocated from a mosque to a modern building shaped like a rolled-up carpet by 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. Plan a trip to Baku easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.
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  • Beautifully presented in a way that only oil money can achieve. Quite apart from the fact that a historically-significant building was removed to make way for this, the design seems antithetical to....  more »
  • Just from the outside, the building is beautiful and very impressive! A project by Austrian architect Franz Janz, its structure intends to look like a massive rolled carpet! Inside. the largest...  more »
  • Azerbaijan is very proud of their Carpet Industry and their contributions. This museum is so beautiful, and right in the middle of the city, and give you a good experience of Carpet Industry, its...  more »
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  • Nice experience to see the real art of carpet making from the past to the modern styles. It is such a great educational visit to the museum. I highly recommend it to all to visit it. Enjoy your visit 🙂.
  • One of many must visit places in Baku. It will give you a better understanding of the carpet weaving traditions here and which motives are used in which region. This will help you make an informed decision when buying carpets later on. There are at least 3 stations where they have weaving demonstration. Be sure to check out the top floor where carpet weaving is used as another way of painting.
  • If you should see a single museum in Baku I guess it's should be this one. Carpet weaving is proclaimed to be integral to Azerbaijan culture and at this museum you get to learn a lot about this. From dying techniques, the different materials and tools used, the meaning of each pattern, everything is very well explained by the guides (most of them speak Russian and a few of them speak some good English). You also get to see some impressive pieces, including the largest hand-woven carpet and a number of carpets using special techniques to create beautiful relief patterns. Totally worth the visit
  • It’s a museum displaying carpet culture of Azerbaijan throughout the centuries. Here you can see mainly carpets, jewelries, traditional clothes and many other crafts, which represent Azerbaijani culture. As Azerbaijan has strong historical background, the carpet culture contains various schools and techniques with variety of motives and ornaments covering all parts of Azerbaijan in a different timelines. Walking through the museum allows traveling across the country as the exhibits in the museum are divided by regions. Apart from that, the structure of museum gives an opportunity of seeing carpets and other exhibits closely.
  • Very beautiful museum. One of the best attractions in the town. Many interesting collections and story. Well-organized with a lot of information. I recommend to spend one to two hours here.

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