The Azerbaijan Carpet Museum was established in 1967. It was the first specialised museum of carpets in the world. Its first exhibition was opened in 1972 in the Juma-Mosque located in the ancient Baku Town “Icherishahar”.
The Museum is a treasury of Azerbaijani national culture. It demonstrated carpets in close connection with other kinds of traditional handicrafts of Azerbaijan. Its collection includes about 14 000 traditional carpets, embroideries, costumes, copper artworks, jewellery art, as well as contemporary works of glass, wood, and felt.
Following the decree by President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, an up-to-date building of the Museum started to be built in 2008, and its new exhibition was opened in 2014.
The exhibition includes three floors:
1st floor: Development of Azerbaijan carpet and its role in traditions.
2nd floor: Azerbaijani carpetweaving schools.
3rd floor: Carpetweaving of the contemporary period