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Mystique of Azerbaijani rugs

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Bright, colored and unique Azerbaijani carpets are well-known all over the world for their quality and high artistic value.

The country has seven carpet producing regions including Baku, Shirvan, Guba, Tabriz, Karabakh, Ganja and Gazakh and each of them had its own technology, typical patterns and colors.

Wool of lamb or sheep are the major raw materials which make up the famous Azerbaijani carpets. The country also manufactures silk carpets, but its production is limited due to low silk production domestically. That makes them extremely high in price.

Antique Azerbaijani rugs are the honorary "residents" at the White House, State Department, and every important museums in the world including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Louvre, Victoria and Albert Museum, Vatican, and the Hermitage.

The skills of this art have been handed down from one generation to another for centuries, and the motifs and the colors used form an essential part of the culture of Azerbaijan.

The carpet is a part of Azerbaijanis everyday life, and culture. It is difficult to find a second example, which would symbolize Azerbaijan so vividly and comprehensively, like a carpet.

Colors of the national rugs are another reason what attract many people. The country has always been famous for its dyers, coloring the threads of the carpet in thousands of colors.

Color is one of the key components responsible for the beauty of the carpet, and the nature of the Land of Fire provides great opportunities for the development of this industry.

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2016.03.09 / 20:15
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