Carpet Museum and Carpet factory
Tour type: Baku & Absheron ExcursionsPrice: $65.00Duration: 1from November to November

Excursions to the Carpet Museum and Carpet factory "Azer-Ilme" (duration 3 hours)

The design of the new building of the Carpet Museum, which we will visit during our excursion, is distinguished by its originality and constructed as a folded copy of the carpet. Carpet weaving is one of the traditional, old kinds of arts and crafts of Azerbaijan. For the Azerbaijani people the art of carpet weaving is a part of ​​culture, which reflects its rich spiritual world, individual, unique to his character traits philosophy, aesthetics and philosophy of life. This museum contains valuable historical exhibits from all regions of Azerbaijan. In addition to new exhibits, the museum's collection also includes a group of rugs from the former museum of carpets in Shusha. One of the oldest pieces of art in the museum is a fragment of Tabriz carpet "Ovchulug" and the carpet "Hila Avshan" woven in the village of Hila. The museum's collection of carpets was presented more than 50 times around the world.

Next, guests will visit the factory "Azer-Ilme", where national modern carpets are made. High quality and reputation of Azerbaijani carpets allow them to be spread widely around the world, and today they are in great demand. Factory contributes to the further development of the traditional art of carpet weaving in Azerbaijan at the modern level of technology, which has made an invaluable cultural and material contribution to world civilization.

Here you can see the entire process of carpet creation - from the beginning to the end. In the paint shop you will be shown how to dye yarn with natural dyes, then how the carpets are weaven from these threads. Then the carpets are being washed, dried and ironed. Here you can get acquainted with the work of restorers, carefully restoring old models of national carpet art.

In "Azer-Ilme" gallery the best examples of unique Azerbaijani carpets and rugs are exhibited.

Thre is a shop at the factory where everyone can purchase their favorite carpets and silk scarves for women.

Route: Drive to the museum/ excursion / drive to the factory/ excursion to the factory/ return to the hotel.

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