ICESCO delegation visits 'Icherisheher' and Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum in Baku

  13 January 2021    Read: 308
ICESCO delegation visits

A delegation led by the Director-General of the Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization Dr. Salim bin Mohammed AlMalik has visited the Icherisheher, Inner City, a historic core of Azerbaijan`s capital Baku, reports on Jan. 13.

They were informed about Icherisheher State Historical and Architectural Reserve, which was classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, as well as landscaping and restoration work carried out there.

They also visited the Palace of Shirvanshahs built in the early 15th century and considered one of the landmark architectural monuments of Azerbaijan.

Then, the ICESCO delegation visited the famous Baylar mosque. Built-in 1895, the Baylar mosque laid down the foundations of new architectural researches of religious constructions subject to the protection of the local architectural traditions. Its interior consists of a vestibule, chapel, and chancel of specially underlined type of masonry and having a decorative expression form. Baylar mosque embodies the constructive principles of European, Eastern, and local architecture.

The delegation also visited the newly built park in the territory of the Baku Khan Palace Complex.

ICESCO Director-General Salim bin Mohammed AlMalik signed Icherisheher State Historical and Architectural Reserve’s guest book and was presented with a keepsake.

The delegation of the Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ICESCO) also visited the Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum.

“The guests were informed about the ancient art of our people - carpet weaving, its history, and traditions,” the message said.

The collection of the museum, reflecting the main artistic directions of Azerbaijani carpet weaving, demonstrates the harmony of unique beauty, used materials, weaving techniques, delicate and deep artistic features of carpets.

The guests were also informed that there are also rare samples of pileless carpets in the collection of the National Carpet Museum, the "golden fund" of which is made up of pile carpets.

Here are samples of carpets from seven main schools of carpet weaving of Azerbaijan, namely, Guba, Baku, Shirvan, Ganja, Gazakh, Karabakh, and Tabriz.

Carpets are works of art rich in ornaments of people, animals, birds, and plants, reflecting the life of the Azerbaijani people.

The art of national carpet weaving was included in the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage List on November 16, 2010 thanks to the great efforts of Azerbaijani First Vice President Mehriban Aliyeva.

Along with the samples of Azerbaijan’s material and cultural heritage, the original museum building, unusual exhibition halls positively impressed the visitors.

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