Ancient carpets returned to Azerbaijan showcased at Nasimi Festival in Baku
Two carpets donated to the Azerbaijan Carpet Museum in Baku – the Nakhchivan carpet dating back to the 17th century and the Haji Gaib carpet dating back to the 19th century, were showcased as part of the Nasimi Festival of Poetry, Arts, and Spirituality.
The festival, dedicated to the work of Imadaddin Nasimi (1369-1417), one of the brilliant poets and thinkers of the East, is being held in Azerbaijan Sept. 27-30 under the organization of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation and support of Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Culture.
Two of the carpets were donated to the museum as part of the project “Return of rare samples of Azerbaijani carpet art to the historical homeland,” AzerNews reported.
In her speech at the event, director of the Azerbaijan Carpet Museum, chairperson of the ICOM Azerbaijan National Committee, honored cultural worker Shirin Malikova noted that significant events in the field of culture and art have been recently held in Azerbaijan, and the Nasimi Festival of Poetry, Arts, and Spirituality under the organization of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation and support of Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Culture is one of such events.
“As part of the festival, wonderful and interesting events are being held in the exhibition halls, museums, concert halls, creative centers, open-air venues, where guests from different countries also participate,” she said.
Malikova stressed that two new exhibits have been showcased as part of the festival in the Azerbaijan Carpet Museum.