The exposition of the Museum of Azerbaijan carpet and folk-applied art consists of the richest collection of pile and lint-free carpets of 4 art schools: Guba-Shirvan, Ganja-Gazakh, Karabakh and Tabriz. In addition to carpets, various antique household appliances, copper products and jewelery, and folk musical instruments are exhibited here.
In 2010, on the initiative of the First Lady of Azerbaijan, President of Heydar Aliyev Foundation and the Azerbaijani Culture, deputy of Milli Majlis of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Goodwill Ambassador of UNESCO and the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO), Mehriban Aliyeva, Azerbaijani carpet art was included in the representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.
The Azerbaijani carpet museum was created by the decree of the Council of Ministers of the Azerbaijan SSR No. 130 dated March 13, 1967. From 1967 to 1993 the museum was called the Azerbaijan State Museum of Carpet and Applied Arts, from 1993 to 2014 - State Museum of Carpet and Applied Art named after Latif Kerimov, from 2014 to the present time the Azerbaijan Carpet Museum.
For the period of creation, it was the only specialized carpet museum in the world. The most important tasks of this institution are storage, research and demonstration of unique samples of carpet art, which is the national treasure of Azerbaijan. The initiator of the creation of the museum was Letif Kerimov - an outstanding scientist and carpet-weaver, the founder of the science of carpet weaving, an artist and a teacher, the author of the fundamental work "Azerbaijan carpet".