CULTURE


Decorative and applied arts festival to be held in Baku

Baku, August 5, AZERTAC

The glamorous festival of decorative and applied arts will kick off in Art Villa gallery.

The exhibition will feature original and unique pieces of art, including batik, tapestry, ceramics, stained glass, jewelry and rugs.

Being traditional, the festival aims at promotion and development of various types of decorative and applied art as well as to reveal new talents.

For many centuries, Azerbaijani people have created a rich and distinctive culture, a major part of which is decorative and applied art.

The art form is represented by a wide range of handicrafts, including carpet weaving, batik (silk kerchief), gobelin, pottery (ceramics), knitting, embroidery, jewelry, art glass, art carving (wood, metal, stone, bone carving), etc.

One of the most widespread folk art is carpet weaving. There are biggest carpet making schools in Azerbaijan like Garabagh, Gazakh, Tabriz, Shirvan, Baku and Guba. Most of the Azerbaijani carpets are made of silk or wool of lamb and sheep.

Due to the high aesthetic value, they are used to decorate the walls and floors of marquees, huts, homes, nomads' tents, and other buildings. The unique patterns and overall rich colors provide great opportunities for the development of this industry.

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