Azərbaycan Xalça Muzey (Azarbaycan)

Azərbaycan Xalça Muzey (Azarbaycan)

Azerbaijan Carpet Museum (Azerbaijani: Azərbaycan Xalça Muzeyi) (former name Azerbaijan State National Carpet and Public Art Museum (Azerbaijani: Azərbaycan Xalçýþ and Azerbaijani Sənəti Dövltt Muzeyi)), Azerbaijan’s capital city is the most important museum of carpet museum and country in Baku . It is located in the center of the city, on the street of Mikayil Huseynov near the sea.

The museum was founded in 1967 with the guidance of the carpet artist Letif Kerimov, and is the first and largest carpet museum in the world, and carries a name for his memory. There are more than 6000 carpets in the museum, and Azerbaijani carpets from various parts of the region are exhibited daily from the Middle Ages covering all Azerbaijan. [1]

In the museum collection, from the 14th century to the 20th century, Karabakh carpets, such as Kasusuşağı carpets, are the works of carpets woven in the various weaving centers of Azerbaijan with patterns unique to their region. Selected chapters of the collection are displayed in the museum according to their chronological order and regions. [1]

In 2014, the entire carpet museum was moved from the old museum building of the Stalinist neoclassical style, located on Neftçiler Caddesi since 1967, to the new museum building, which was designed as a folded carpet after the completion of the construction on Hüseynov Caddesi. In addition, the long official name of the museum was abbreviated and changed to “Azerbaijan Carpet Museum”. [1]

The museum is open to visitors every day except Monday, 10.00-18.00.