Examples of Nakhchivan carpet weaving school

Baku, March 31, AZERTAC

Nakhchivan carpets are largely made at carpet weaving centres of Nakhchivan and are located in the villages of Norashen, Sahbuz, and Kolani as well as at the carpet making points of Culfa and Ordubad. Nakhchivan is an ancient city of Azerbaijan. In the 9th-10th centuries, the city was renowned for its zilli and rugs, and in the 10th-12th centuries, it was a centre of production of decorative metal plates. When Evliya Chalabi, famous Turkish traveler of late 16th – early 17th centuries, visited Nakhchivan he called this town Naqimcahan and praised its architectural monuments and arts centres in his books. The carpets made in Nakhchivan varied for their ornamental pattern, however, all of them are called Nakhchivan.

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