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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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  • I had never known that there can be a Museum for just CARPETS. When I saw it was a fabulous experience. So many carpets, so many varieties, all beautiful carpets I had never seen in my life. We had an...  more »
  • The museum is pretty and tells the story of the Turkmen carpets. In my opinion the entry fee is overpriced for tourist as well as the carpets. I would recommend to buy carpets in other places like the...  more »
  • 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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  • Actually there is the largest carpet. But here is. .. Why?
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