Baku. 28 August. REPORT.AZ/ Eurasia Review published an article by journalist and publicist Peter Tase about carpet weaving in Azerbaijan.
Report informs referring to Eurasia Review, journalist paid special attention to the carpet weaving in Nakhchivan.
The article notes that the landscapes and natural beauty are reflected in the patterns of Nakhchivan carpets are woven in the region.
A number of scholarly articles confirm that Azerbaijan has always been one of the most famous and cherished locations of weaving carpets in the Orient.
"Azerbaijan has adopted the tradition of carpet weaving since the Bronze Age, in the III and II Millennium B.C., during this time a number of characteristic carpets were handmade, a significant proof that shows a deeply rooted artistic heritage shaped in the cultural conscience of Azerbaijani nation".
During the XIV century, Azerbaijani carpets are some of the favorite items to be exposed in many canvasses of the most famous painters of Europe.
According to Movses Kagankatvatsi, an Arab historian of the VII century, emphasizes that silk carpets were mainly weaved in the Northern parts of Azerbaijan, later on other regions of Azerbaijan have been specialized in the manufacture of various rug and carpet products.
High quality carpets were produced in northeast of Azerbaijan.
"For centuries motives and symbols of carpet weaving have remained unchanged. The flourishing of Azerbaijani carpets is attractive because they were produced in this country before gaining ground in Asia Minor; as a result Azerbaijan is considered the homeland of oriental rugs. Indeed, rugs tradition and carpet weaving in Azerbaijan is a genuine opportunity to strengthen intercultural communication world-wide and a great asset in Azerbaijan’s Cultural Diplomacy strategy. Carpets comprise a large majority of Azerbaijani cultural asset and are a substantial treasury in strengthening the cultural values of the Caucasian region. As a result it is undisputed that Azerbaijan is the homeland of handmade oriental carpets and premier rug traditions", the article said.