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It is open between 10.00-18.00 on weekdays and between 10.00-20.00 on weekends. Closed on Mondays

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Up to 1 day

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Unlimited

Languages

azerbaijan, English, russian, turkish

About this activity

Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum was established in accordance with the decree No. 130 of the Council of Ministers of the Azerbaijan SSR dated March 13, 1967.​ From 1967 to 1993, the museum was called the Azerbaijan State Museum of Carpet and Folk Applied Arts, from 1993 to 2014 – State Museum of Carpet and Applied Arts named after Latif Karimov, from 2014 to 2019 – Azerbaijan Carpet Museum, and from 2019 to the present – Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum.​ It was the first specialised museum of carpets in the world. The exhibition includes three floors: 1st floor: Development of Azerbaijan carpet and its role in traditions. 2nd floor: Azerbaijani carpetweaving schools. 3rd floor: Carpetweaving of the contemporary period.

Highlights

  • One of the topics that Azerbaijan gained worldwide fame is carpet weaving and textile. Azerbaijan carpets are known all over the world. In memory of this famous art of Azerbaijan, there is a carpet museum in Baku. You should definitely visit the museum, which is very popular with tourists visiting Baku.
  • Azerbaijan Carpet Museum, which was started under the leadership of Azerbaijan’s famous carpet maker and painter Latif Kerimov, was opened to the public in 1967. Its first exposition was opened in 1972 in the Juma Mosque in the Old City of Baku. The museum was named after the famous artist for his contributions.
  • In 2008, by the order of the President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, the construction of a modern building of the Carpet Museum began, and in 2014 its first exposition was opened. Azerbaijan Carpet Museum is the first and largest carpet museum in the world.
  • The roof of the museum building is also in the form of a carpet made in a roll suitable for its name.
  • The museum is a scientific centre for the study of Azerbaijani carpets. The museum is the organizer of a number of international symposiums on the Azerbaijani carpet. The first symposium was held in 1983 in Baku under the auspices of UNESCO. Subsequent symposiums were held in 1988, 2003 and 2007. The last of them was held at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris.

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azerbaijan
English
russian
turkish

Activity's Location

Baku, Azerbaijan

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