Magnificent Azerbaijani carpets have been demonstrated at NUR
Art House within the European Artistic Crafts Days (EACD)
The main goal of the exhibition is to promote the art and
schools of carpet weaving, which are closely connected with the
rich cultural heritage of Azerbaijan, the way of life, and the
ancient traditions of its people, Azernews reports.
Before the opening ceremony, the deputy head of the NGO Arts
Council Azerbaijan, and representative of the World Crafts Council
Europe in Azerbaijan Sona Guliyeva said that Azerbaijan joined the
European Days of Artistic Crafts for the first time.
"Traditionally, at the beginning of spring, events are held in
European countries as part of the European Crafts Days. This year,
we are holding it for the first time in Baku, as we joined the
World Crafts Council Europe at the end of 2022. Every year, member
countries host events dedicated to crafts for one week. Now we
decided to hold an exhibition dedicated to carpets, as they are an
integral part of our culture, and history and occupy a significant
place in the heritage of the Azerbaijani people. The exhibition
includes modern carpets, for example, the author of one of them is
Faig Ahmad, who is well-known not only in our country but also
abroad. Classic and antique carpets are also demonstrated in the
gallery," said Sona Guliyeva.
Speaking at the opening, head of the NGO Arts Council Azerbaijan
Dadash Mammadov stressed that European Days of Artistic Crafts were
established in 2002.
"As part of the European Days of Artistic Crafts, exhibitions
are held at the same time in different European countries. Last
year, the Arts Council Azerbaijan became a member of the World
Crafts Council Europe, which gave us the opportunity to join this
initiative and hold an exhibition," Mammadov said.
In his speech, EU Ambassador to Azerbaijan Peter Mikhalko
expressed his gratitude to Roya Tagiyeva for holding the event in
such a wonderful exhibition space as the NUR Art House as well as
for organizing the exposition to the head of the NGO Arts Council
Azerbaijan Dadash Mammadov.
Peter Michalko noted that the exhibition reflects the
Azerbaijani culture, samples of traditional art are demonstrated
here, and visitors can see both ancient and modern carpets.
In her speech, NUR Art House director, Honored Cultural Worker,
Doctor of Arts, and the exhibition curator Prof Roya Tagiyeva
emphasized that the exhibition shows the ancient history and
traditions of Azerbaijani carpet weaving, as well as samples of
classical and modern carpets.
The carpet exhibition featured numerous examples of classical
and modern design carpets, belonging to different schools of carpet
weaving in Azerbaijan. The exhibits aroused great interest among
Recall that the exhibition will last until April 2.
Masterclasses on carpet weaving will be organized as part of the
Noting that the Days of Artistic Crafts were established in 2002
at the initiative of the French government. Since 2012, they have
been called European Crafts Days (EACD).
They were organized by the National Institute of Arts (INMA) and
were the first international event dedicated to crafts, held every
year in early spring.
Craft studios open their doors to the public, while craftsmen,
educational institutions, and museums hold outdoor exhibitions.
There are 24 countries participating in EACD 2023.
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