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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  • This is a beautiful place with an amazing range of very old historic carpets very artfully presented They also have embroideries, clothing, ancient copper tooled instruments and containers silk...  more »
  • 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 »
  • 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.

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