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Carpet Museum highlights Karabakh carpet weaving art

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By Laman Ismayilova

The National Carpet Museum continues its fascinating journey throughout its extensive collection.

The Museum has provided insight into Karabakh carpet weaving art. Let's take a closer look at some of them.

Baghchada Gullar carpet

The unique ornaments of Karabakh carpets are famous for their artistic value and originality.​

The early-20th-century Baghchada Gullar carpet of Karabakh stored in the museum collection depicts a flower khari-bulbul.​

Khari-bulbul (Óphrys mammosa) is a rare endemic plant of the Azerbaijani flora, a local variety of orchids.​ Khari-bulbul is considered a symbol of Shusha and grows mainly in the local mountains and Jidir plain. This unique flower symbolizes tenderness, beauty, and courage.​

Shabalid-Buta carpets

Shabalid-Buta carpets belong to the Karabakh carpet group. The main centers for their production are Agdam, Jabrail, and Mugan. Buta ornaments turned left and right and arranged in a row adorn the carpet's central field.

The artistic quality of the carpet is determined by the distance between the buta elements in the central field. The closer they are to each other, the more beautiful the carpet pattern is considered. There are also Shabalid-Buta carpets decorated with buta with a tassel or crooked buta.

Ram-shaped gravestone

Ram-shaped gravestones were especially common in Azerbaijan in the 15th-16th centuries. Male gravestones mostly depicted daggers, sabers, pistols, guns, and household items.​

This ram-shaped gravestone comes from the country's Lachin region. The Turkic tribes were engaged in cattle breeding, and the figure of a ram was considered by them a symbol of abundance and courage. Since the presented gravestone depicts male accessories and weapons, one can safely say that this burial belongs to a warrior. Moreover, the weapon image on the stone symbolizes strength, bravery, and power.​

Moreover, the museum also released a new video. The video features Sabina Gurbanova, curator of the Pile and Flat-Woven Carpets collection shows us the rules of storing carpets in the museum fund.

Founded in 1967, the National Carpet Museum holds more than 14,000 exhibits of the finest Azerbaijani carpets.

The museum, initiated by eminent carpet artist Latif Karimov, is beautiful inside and out. The museum's new building is designed in the form of a rolled carpet.

The Carpet Museum opened its doors in 2014 at Baku Seaside Park. All carpets were transferred to the museum's new location.

In 2019, the museum received the national status for its significant contribution in popularization and promotion of the Azerbaijani Carpet Weaving Art.

Now, the museum hosts multiple events, including international symposiums, conferences and various exhibitions.

The Carpet Museum has recently marked the 10th anniversary of the inclusion of Azerbaijan's carpet weaving art in UNESCO's Intangible Heritage List.

Public and cultural figures have gathered at the National Carpet Museum to mark this significant date.

The project entitled "Unpainted woollen carpets in the practice of the Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum" was also presented as part of the event.

The museum displayed the replicas of five classic carpets, including "Shamakhi", "Khila-buta", "Khatai", "Ajdahali", "Nakhchivan", stored in the museum's collection. Natural shades of wool are used in the decor of these carpets.

Laman Ismayilova is AzerNews’ staff journalist, follow her on Twitter: @Lamiva993

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First Vice-President of Brazilian Federal Senate sends letter to President of Azerbaijan

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First Vice-President of the Brazilian Federal Senate Antonio Anastasia and Federal Congressman Claudio Cajado sent a letter to Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev.

"Mr. President,

We received with immense satisfaction the news of the signing of the Peace Agreement between Azerbaijan and Armenia that ended the war in the Nagorno-Karabakh region which, unfortunately, claimed the lives of thousands of people.

We are very fond of your country and we closely monitor all matters related to it, especially since we are now presidents of the Brazil-Azerbaijan Parliamentary Friendship Groups of the Chamber of Deputies and the Federal Senate. We remain committed to achieving better living conditions for the population of both countries, through mutual collaboration and exchange of experiences in all areas of human development.

As parliamentarians, we strongly support peace and defend that the resolution of territorial conflicts of any other disagreements occur through diplomacy.

Therefore, we salute you Mr. President for the success and success of the negotiations mediated by the Minsk Group, with the end of hostilities and the return of the much desired peace, and we express our wishes for a continuous phase of tranquility and social and economic development," the letter said.

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Defence Ministry shares footage of Lachin city

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The Azerbaijani Defence Ministry has shared the video of Lachin city in Lachin district liberated from the Armenian occupation on December 1, after 28 years of occupation. Lachin is the last of Azerbaijani regions liberated under the trilateral agreement signed between Baku, Moscow and Yerevan on November 10. Earlier, Azerbaijan regained control over Kalbajar and Aghdam districts in line with the peace deal. Azerbaijan also liberated Fuzuli, Jabrayil, Zangilan, Gubadli, Shusha before the signing of the peace deal duirng the military operations that started on September 27. The trilateral peace agreement signed by Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia on November 10 ended the 30-years-old conflict between Baku and Yerevan over Azerbaijan’s Nagorno-Karabakh region that along with the seven adjacent districts came under the occupation of Armenian armed forces in the war in the early 1990s. For about three decades, Armenia failed to implement the UN Security Council resolutions and the resolutions of other international organizations demanding the withdrawal of the Armenian troops, which was the main obstacle to the resolution of the conflict. Original Article

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Azercosmos exports services worth $37.8m in Jan-Oct

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By Ayya Lmahamad

Azerbaijan’s and South Caucasus’ only satellite operator Azercosmos OJSC has exported services worth $37.8 million to 30 countries in the world during the period of January-October 2020, the Center for Economic Reforms Analysis and Communication of Azerbaijan reported in its “Export Review” for November.

It was noted that the company’s revenues from export amounted to 90 percent of its total revenues.

Moreover, in October, the company exported services worth $6.9 million to 21 countries.

The main countries to which Azercosmos exported its services were the U.S., UK, France, Malaysia and the United Arab Emirates.

It should be noted that one of Turkey's leading news channels TRT World has started broadcasting via Azerspace-1 satellite. In addition, Azercosmos has successfully passed all stages of the certification program of the World Teleport Association and received the Tier 4 certificate, which signify 99.9 percent reliability and security for teleportation services, technical infrastructure and business processes on the company.

According to the 2019 results, Azercosmos ranks first among state and non-state exporters in terms of exports in the service sector.

Additionally, the company sealed cooperation agreement with various organizations such as Globecast, ViewMedia, Space Engineering, TheAngle, Prime African Media Systems etc.

Azercosmos along with Azerspace-1, Azerspace-2 and Azersky satellites, allow receiving signals from satellites of other satellite operators and via fiber-optic network.

Established in 2010, the Azercosmos OJSC is the first and only satellite operator in the South Caucasus, which provides high-quality satellite services for telecommunications and geographic intelligence.

Ayya Lmahamad is AzerNews’ staff journalist, follow her on Twitter: @AyyaLmahamad

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