State Carpet Museum, Baku

State Carpet Museum, Baku (must see)

The State Carpet Museum, also known as the Azerbaijan Carpet Museum, is a museum located in the Baku Boulevard promenade park. The museum displays Azerbaijani carpets and rugs. It was established in 1967.

The first State Carpet Museum opened on Neftcihler Avenue in a 15th century mosque. It moved to the second floor of the Baku Museum Center in 1992 in what had once been the Lenin museum.

The museum moved to its current home on the seafront in 2014. The building was designed by architect Franz Janz to have the appearance of a roll of carpet.

The State Carpet Museum holds the distinction of having the largest collection of Azerbaijani carpets and rugs in the world. It also holds a number of non-carpet exhibits. These include ceramics, jewelry, clothing items, embroidery and artworks.

Visitors to the museum can see live demonstrations of the weaving techniques used in traditional Azerbaijani rugs. There are also exhibits displaying the use of carpets and how they reflect on history. The museum also has an exhibit devoted to Latif Karimov, who was thought to be the authority on the art of carpet weaving.

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Sight Name: State Carpet Museum
Sight Location: Baku, Azerbaijan (See walking tours in Baku)
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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