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Enjoy the beauty of rugs!

6 October 2016 16:35 (UTC+04:00)
Enjoy the beauty of rugs!

By Laman Ismayilova

Azerbaijan Carpet Museum, the most visited art museum in Baku, will host "The Play of Varicolored Filaments collection of the Pirot Kilims in the Ethnographic Museum in Belgrade" exhibition on October 7.

This extraordinary event is the place to be for all, who love colorful and vibrant works!

Kilims are flat tapestry-woven carpets or rugs produced from the Balkans to Pakistan.

The carpets are produced by tightly interweaving the warp and weft strands of the weave to produce a flat surface with no pile. The horizontal weft strands are pulled tightly downward so that they hide the vertical warp strands.

When the end of a color boundary is reached, the weft yarn is wound back from the boundary point.

Many motifs are used in Turkish kilims . The widely used motif is the female figure, motherhood and fertility. Other motifs express the tribal weavers' desires for protection of their families' flocks from wolves with the wolf's mouth or the wolf's foot motif .

These carpets are distinguished as the most perfect products of the Serbian national art of weaving.

The collection of the Pirot Kilim in the Ethnographic Museum in Belgrade, which is one of the oldest and most important collections in Serbia, includes 169 carpet products woven in 1792-1932.

Notably, the five-year memorandum of cooperation was signed between the Azerbaijan Carpet Museum and the Ethnographic Museum in Belgrade in the field of culture, development of museum work and protection of cultural heritage on April 7, 2015.


Laman Ismayilova is AzerNews’ staff journalist, follow her on Twitter: @Lam_Ismayilova

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