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Sunday, April 19th, 2020


A Pleasant Tour of Beautiful Plain, “Shimbar”

In Azerbaijan, Carpet Artisans Quietly Preserving Age-Old Traditions

In the ancient world, carpet commerce along the famed Silk Road was valued by weight like precious metals. So it is no wonder that a nation at the physical and metaphorical threshold of East and West is taking carpets to the next level. Since traditional Azerbaijani carpet weaving was registered as part of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO in 2010, the practice has been enjoying renewed attention both from international consumers and the next generation of local artisans. Azerbaijan and its capital Baku are at the epicenterRead More