By Laman Ismayilova
Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum has organized another lecture with renowned art expert. The museum provided insight into the history of Seljuk Ceramics, its production techniques and development in modern times.
During the master class, ceramist, graphic artist Mir Teymur Mammadov said that ceramics, which dates back to the Neolithic period, has been spread and highly developed in Azerbaijan throughout history.
He stressed that the country is rich in clay, which is the main raw material for the creation of ceramics. He noted that today 98 out of 128 types of clay in the world can be found in Azerbaijan. The artist also spoke about the points which link ceramics and carpet weaving art.
Samples of ceramics and graphics made by Mir Teymur Mammadov were demonstrated at the event.
According to quarantine rules, 10 people attended the lecture. Taking into account the interest of the audience, the lecture was broadcast live on the museum's social networks.
Founded in 1967, the National Carpet Museum holds more than 14,000 exhibits of the finest Azerbaijani carpets.
The museum, initiated by eminent carpet artist Latif Karimov, is beautiful inside and out. The museum's new building is designed in the form of a rolled carpet.
The Carpet Museum opened its doors in 2014 at Baku Seaside Park. All carpets were transferred to the museum's new location.
Now, the museum hosts multiple events, including international symposiums, conferences and various exhibitions.
In 2019, the museum received the national status for its significant contribution in popularization and promotion of the Azerbaijani Carpet Weaving Art.
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