Azerbaijan Carpet Museum

The Azerbaijan Carpet Museum was created in 1967. The museum’s new home was built within the National Seaside Park by decree of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, signed in 2007. And was designed based on the plans of the Austrian architect; Franz Yants. It opened its doors in 2014. Today, the museum, an example of modern Baku architecture, functions not only as a storehouse for art and carpets but also as a center for research in the field of carpet weaving and a place to exhibit the high-level skills of our people. There are 657 objects in the “Flat-woven carpets” collection. It features such products as palas, chiyi-palas, kilim, gadirga, jejim, shadda, ladi, varni, zili, and sumakh. The collection mainly covers the 18th-20th centuries. Flat-woven carpets differ from each other through their weaving techniques, compositional structure, ornamentation, and color schemes. Palas and jejim, the compositions of which characterized by colored stripes of different widths, are woven with the simple interweaving technique. Kilim, decorated with a variety of geometric patterns, consisting of four- and six-pointed shapes, with medallion “kilimgulu” and so on, is woven with complex interweaving techniques. Flat-woven carpets like varni, shadda, zili, and sumakh are woven by the wrapping of the third weft around the warp, which gives the ability to create complex patterns: stylized dragon in the shape of letter S or Z, anthropomorphic and zoomorphic motifs, plant ornaments, composition “Khatai”, etc.

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Hours & Admission

: Closed
: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm
: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm
: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm
: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm
: 10:00 am - 08:00 pm
: 10:00 am - 08:00 pm

Getting there

Carpet Museum

Address: Mikayıl Hüseynov avenue 28, Baku/Azerbaijan

Contacts:(+994) 12 497 20 57

7 minutes on foot from Azneft circuit