CULTURE


Chalabi- history living in loops for centuries

Baku, March 29, AZERTAC

Chalabi carpet was first made in the village of Chalabilar. The composition and the patterns of the Chalabi carpets were established and further perfected in this village. Later they spread on to the Mountainous Karabakh, Aran (lowland) and beginning with the 19th century, they were made in Gazakh district carpet making as well. The composition of the central field of the Chalabi carpets is formed by one large or several large medallions lined up in a row. Their size is normally between 80 to 150 sm. These medallions are composed of 16 petals and imitate the curve-linear medallions created by the professional artists of the 14th – 16th centuries. It later lost its original form due to the technological processes. Imitation and adopted elements are also typical to the 18th century carpets found at the Bibi-Heybat mosque.

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