Azerbaijan celebrates Carpet Weaver Day
Today, an exhibition entitled ‘In the Footsteps of Traditions’ dedicated to the professional holiday - the Carpet Weaver Day, which is celebrated on May 5th - opened in the Azerbaijani Сarpet Museum in Baku, the organizers of the exhibition reported.
The event was attended by the public figures, artists, carpet experts, teachers, university students and experts in the field of the carpet weaving.
The exposition includes works by employees of the traditional technologies department of the Azerbaijan Carpet Museum, namely carpet sketches, pile and lint-free carpets, carpets and other exhibits from the museum's collection.
Director of the museum, chairman of the National Committee of ICOM Azerbaijan, Art History Ph.D. Shirin Melikova stressed that the significant task of the Azerbaijani Carpet Museum, along with the storage and demonstration of carpets, is the preservation of the traditions of the carpet weaving and the transfer of secrets of this art to descendants. She congratulated all the carpet weavers and in particular the employees of the Azerbaijan Carpet Museum on a professional holiday.
In addition, it was noted that the law ‘On the preservation and development of Azerbaijani carpet art’ and the establishment of a professional holiday - The Carpet Weavers Day - are vivid examples of the state's attention to this field and the concern shown in relation to the ancient art of Azerbaijani people.
Recall that the carpet art of Azerbaijan has an ancient history. Azerbaijani carpets are kept in museums and private collections around the world. In 2010, Azerbaijani carpet art entered the Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of UNESCO.