Algerian portal posts article by AZERTAC news agency highlighting history of Azerbaijani carpet weaving

Cairo, April 12, AZERTAC

The Algerian news portal Al Harir has published an article by AZERTAC news agency in Arabic highlighting the ancient history of Azerbaijani carpet weaving.

The article noted that the art of carpet weaving in Azerbaijan dates back to the Bronze Age (late second millennium BC–early first millennium BC). Ancient Greek writer Herodotus and other historians of the ancient world also mentioned this fact in their works.

“During the Sassanid Empire (III-VII centuries AD), the art of carpet weaving in Azerbaijan evolved through various stages of development, and rare and valuable carpets were woven from silk, silver and gold threads. Albanian historian Musa Kalankatli also mentioned Azerbaijani silk fabrics and colored carpets in his works,” the article said.

“The book "Borders of the World", written in the 10th century, notes that the cities of Marand, Ganja and Shamkir in Azerbaijan are famous for the production of high quality wool products”, the article said.

Ogtay Bayramov

Special Correspondent



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