Ancient Azerbaijani carpets displayed in Dubai
By Laman Ismayilova
Azerbaijan has joined the 22nd edition of Dubai Customs Carpet and Art Oasis.
This year’s edition, which will run until January 15, runs under the theme “A Fabric of Innovation”, and will be one of the main attractions of Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF).
The organizers say this year, rug lovers and visitors will gather to acquire some of the scarcest and most gorgeous handcrafted carpets. The exhibition displays majestic carpets with 400-year history from Azerbaijan and other countries.
There are 90 stands for 45 companies participating in the exhibition.
Totally, 200, 000 wool and silk carpets from Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Turkey, India, China, and Kashmir are presented as part of the event.
Bright, colored and unique Azerbaijani carpets are well-known all over the world for their quality and high artistic value.
The Land of Fire has seven carpet producing regions including Baku, Shirvan, Guba, Tabriz, Karabakh, Ganja and Gazakh and each of them had its own technology, typical patterns and colors.
Antique Azerbaijani rugs are the honorary "residents" at the White House, State Department, and every important museums in the world including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Louvre, Victoria and Albert Museum, Vatican, and the Hermitage.
Amazing and fantastic carpets of Azerbaijan represent a real mystery, leading one inside the fairy tales full of majestic feelings. In this context, Salahov's works are true reflection of this wonderful fairy world...
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