1. Azerbaijan Carpet and Aplied Arts Museum

Azerbaijan Carpet and Aplied Arts Museum

Carpet weaving, being the oldest kind of applied art in Azerbaijan, will amaze you with a huge number of different instances of carpets and other embroidery items, decorated with national ornaments. Located next to a mini-Venice, the museum represents a scientific center for the study and development of Azerbaijani carpet art.

It presents about 14,000 exhibits of carpets and clothing, items of jewelry, works modern glass, wood and felt. This is a huge collection, which tells you a lot about the ancient culture of the people and show clearly all the grandeur and elegance of local manual labor. You will meet a variety of schools and techniques from all over the country gathered here, covering and collecting a variety of periods and stages of development of the applied arts.

Brilliant master of his craft Latif Karimov for five years was collecting material, and opened the first museum in the world profiled for the study and development of this centuries-old craft. The exposure was held in the heart of Baku - the inner city Icheri Sheher, on the territory of ancient mosque "Juma Mosque".

But now all the relics are gathered in the beautiful architecture building, designed and created with base of sketches of the famous Austrian architects in 2014. And guess which form it has? Of course - the form of a huge folded carpet! This architectural spectacle makes to awe both looking at it and after coming inside. Be sure to visit this museum, so you will get acquainted with a wonderful collection of works of art of centuries.
 
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