Fashion designer presents stunning silk scarves [PHOTO]
By Laman Ismayilova
Fashion designer Gulnara Khalilova has presented silk scarves with ornaments of Karabakh carpets "Khanliq", "Khan Karabakh" and "Khantirma".
"Azerbaijan is a land famous for its art for centuries, the leading place in which rightfully belongs to carpet weaving. For our people, carpet weaving is that area of culture, which reflects its rich spiritual world, worldview and aesthetics. Products of various schools of national carpet weaving have been repeatedly praised in many historical books, classical literature and folklore, but a special role belongs to Karabakh carpets. Therefore, I decided to devote my next project to this area," said Khalilova.
Unique Azerbaijani carpets are well-known all over the world for their quality and high artistic value.
There are seven major carpet schools in Azerbaijan: Baku, Shirvan, Guba, Tabriz, Karabakh, Ganja and Gazakh. Each of them has its own technology, typical patterns and colors.
According to their technical aspects, Azerbaijani carpets are classified as flat-woven (pileless) and knotted (pile).
The flat-woven carpets are linked to the earlier period of carpet weaving. There are several kinds of pileless carpets such as Shadda, Verni, Jejim, Zilli, Sumakh, Kilim and Palas.
In 2019, Azerbaijani carpet-making art was proclaimed a Masterpiece of Intangible Heritage by UNESCO.
With its majestic buildings and ruins, Icherisheher hides a centuries-old history.
The city, built on a high hill in the form of an amphitheatre, is exposed to the sea in the lower part, and is surrounded by the Caucasus Mountains in the upper part. With its triple row of fortress walls, the Maiden Tower and other fortification facilities, Icherisheher appeared to be an impressive stronghold.
Large squares and wide streets gradually narrowed and shrank into a geometric design fascinate Baku residents and city's guests.
Numerous unique monuments, including the Shirvanshakh Palace complex, mosques and minarets, the ruins of caravanserais and bathhouses make this place one of the most popular tourist attractions in the city.
Old City became the first location in Azerbaijan to be classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
In 2000, the Old City of Baku, including the Palace of the Shirvanshahs and Maiden Tower, became the first location in Azerbaijan to be classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
The Old City Museum Center is a structural division of the Administration of the Icherisheher State Historical-Architectural Reserve.
The Centre is open to the public with the legendary Maiden Tower, the Shirvanshahs' Palace Complex, Gala State Historical-Ethnographic Reserve Museum, Siratagli (arched -shaped) and Beyler Mosque that unites the time and the people with the feeling of love to humanity.
The Museum Center aims to introduce its own rich history, diverse culture and homeland Azerbaijan to all over the world.