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Turkmen Carpet Museum, Ashgabat

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Browse through the largest selection of handmade carpets in the country at Turkmen Carpet Museum, a large modern building featuring carpet design. With 8,000 well-labeled specimens of ancient carpets with diverse patterns, the museum boasts some of the finest and greatest collections of carpets in the world. See the largest handmade carpet in the world, 14 m (46 ft) by 21.2 m (69.5 ft) piece covering 301 sq m (3,240 sq ft); it was certified by The Guinness Book of Records in 2003. Professional restoration of old carpets, some of which feature up to 1.35 billion knots per square meter, takes place here. Take a look at our Ashgabat trip itinerary builder to schedule your visit to Turkmen Carpet Museum and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Carpet-weaving tradition of our people go to the distant past Excavations of burial mounds of the bronze age Sumbara Valley indicate that weaving was known ancestors of Turkmens in the second Millennium b.c. the Turkmen carpet Sample was also found in Pazyryk Kurgan, Altai Krai 1947 year. His age is equal to 2400 years of the same red background, colours and precise geometry you just think ... 2400 years. Written mention of "the most thin and beautiful carpets in the world" we see in the records of the Venetian traveller Marco Polo, Armenia Vambery, Modera it is impossible to list all the wonderful work of the weavers, and respecting manual carpet as highest national Art Museum was established March 20, 1993 of Turkmen carpet was exhibited in the Museum of ancient and modern rugs. Museum staff are involved in the restoration of specimens millimeter per mm. You can also appreciate the handmade giant carpet, symbol of courage and cohesion, established 40 kovrovshhicami in 1941-1942. Subsequently, this rug woven in the hardest times of the life of the country was named the "Turkmen" Kalba-"the SOUL of the PEOPLE" Our soul is always open for guests!
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  • If you happened to visit Ashgabat, visit this Museum, you won't regret it. Turkmen carpets are considered some of the best in the world for quality, and here you will learn about them and their history. Teach to decrypt the figure of Turkmen carpet, which for the uninitiated person seems somewhat monotonous in contrast to Persian or even Belgian carpets. The main exhibit-carpet "golden age" (Turkmen-Altyn Asyr) covering more than 300 square meters. meters. Its uniqueness is that it cel'notkannyj rather than sewn from multiple smaller rugs.
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  • If you compare two Museum of carpets-in Baku and Ashgabat, Ashkhabad loses. And not beautiful carpets and seamstresses. On attendance. In Baku, the Museum had visitors, I had one in Ashgabat in the entire Museum. In Baku you can buy souvenirs, and in Ashkhabad,-no, and the saddest thing-in Ashgabat at the Museum cannot be photographed, or rather, you can, but for a totally wild price-something around 5 euros per photo. In General, I take pictures. A magnificent Museum, in memory only a little remains, because my offer habit-buying books about the Museum, I too could not be realized. Said-no books. And recommend the show.
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  • Actually there is the largest carpet. But here is. .. Why?
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