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.
Carpets at the Museum
The carpets exhibited in the Azerbaijan Carpet Museum are classified in chronological order and according to the regions, they touch. The carpets in the museum were chosen from those that were woven in different ways. Each carpet has a unique weaving method and special patterns. There are over 6000 carpets in the museum. The museum, which contains carpets from various historical periods, offers a very valuable collection to its visitors. Some of the carpets in the museum are carpets such as Karabagh Carpets and Kasımusaghı Carpets, which were woven from the 14th century to the 20th century.
How to get Azerbaijan Carpet Museum?
Located in Baku Boulevard at the centre of the city. You can easily reach the museum on Mikayıl Hüsenyov Street, which is very close to the seaside, İt is very easy to go there by walking or by public transport.
- Museum entrance fee: 7 Azeri Manats for adults, 3 Azeri Manats for children and students.
- Opening Hours: It is open between 10.00-18.00 on weekdays and between 10.00-20.00 on weekends. Closed on Mondays