Visit Azerbaijan Carpet Museum
Azerbaijan Carpet Museum displays Azerbaijani carpets and rug items demonstrating various weaving techniques and materials from several periods. It has the largest collection of Azerbaijani carpets in the world and is now housed in a new purpose built facility on the Baku's seafront park. The museum was established in 1967 and was initially located in the Juma Mosque in Icheri Sheher.
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More about Azerbaijan Carpet Museum
The mosque was built in the 15th century and then renovated in the 19th century. Its first exhibition was held in 1972. In 1992, after the collapse of USSR, the museum was moved to the second floor of what is now the Baku Museum Center, a building that had originally been the Lenin Museum. The collection was named in honour of the carpet designer Latif Karimov. The collection of the museum also includes over 10,000 items of ceramics, metal works of the 14th century, jewellery from the Bronze Age, carpets and carpet items from 17th-20th centuries, national garments and embroidery. The museum organizes public lectures, study courses on carpets and applied arts and also has a book store selling books on Azerbaijani crafts and carpets.
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