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Rebirth of tapestry art in Azerbaijan [PHOTOS]

27 March 2023 15:59 (UTC+04:00)
Rebirth of tapestry art in Azerbaijan [PHOTOS]
Laman Ismayilova
Laman Ismayilova
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Tapestry weaving has been known for hundreds of years in many cultures. This traces a history of tapestries from the ancient Egyptians.

In Azerbaijan, this unique art form became popular in the 1960s of the last century.

The artist couple Hijran and Xalid Seyidovs stand behind the largest tapestry in Azerbaijan.

The iconic tapestry features images of prominent public and cultural figures, like Nizami Ganjavi, Fuzuli, Samad Vurgun, Mikayil Mushfig, Haji Zeynalabdin Tagiyev, and many other significant personalities in Azerbaijan's history.

The artists worked on the tapestry sketch for ten years. The artwork with impressive dimensions of 15x10 meters was completed in May 1991.

Along the edges of the canvas are depicted historical and architectural monuments like Atashgah, the Palace of the Shirvanshahs as well as Azerbaijani carpet ornaments. The image of Dede Gorgud occupies a central part of the composition.

The colorful tapestry "My Azerbaijan" today adorns the House of Culture at the Chemical Plant in Sumgayit.

Today, tapestry art is enjoying a rebirth. Museums across the country demonstrate countless examples of tapestry art by contemporary artists.

Tamilla Abdullayeva is among such artists, who contributed to Azerbaijan's tapestry art.

The artist draws inspiration from the beauty and richness of nature. In 2022, Tamilla Abdullayeva showcased her eye-catching tapestries at the National Carpet Museum.

The exhibition included tapestries, sketches, and carpets, like "Butterflies", "Trees", "Ancient Azerbaijani symbols", "Natural elements", "Seasons", "Islimibyandlik", "Afshan", "Flowers in a Vase", etc, and they aroused great public interest to tapestry art.

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