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First lady of Czech Republic visits Azerbaijan Carpet Museum

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Baku, September 16, AZERTAC

Spouse of the President of the Czech Republic Ivana Zemanova has today visited Azerbaijan Carpet Museum.

The first lady was informed about the museum. In 2010, Azerbaijan`s traditional art of carpet weaving was included in the UNESCO Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

The carpet museum, where unique samples of applied arts are exhibited, has been located in different places throughout its history. President Ilham Aliyev signed Order on construction of a separate building for the museum with the aim of expanding its capabilities and effectiveness of demonstrating carpets that represent unique pearls of Azerbaijan. A foundation laying ceremony of the building took place at the Seaside National Park on 15 May 2008.

The building design is reminiscent of a rolled up carpet. The museum now houses 13,300 exhibits and items, including carpets, thread-work samples, metalwork, fabrics, clothing, ceramic, glass, wooden and paper items, jewellery, books, and a unique collection of photographs.

Mrs. Zemanova was presented with keepsakes.

The first lady of the Czech Republic was deeply impressed by the museum.

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