As part of the traditional Festival of Arts and Crafts in the old part of Baku – Icheri Sheher, in front of the Art Tower art gallery, carpets of the Karabakh, Shirvan and Ganja schools in the style of street art were created. The main goal of the project is to promote the ancient Azerbaijani art of carpet weaving and the development of Street art.
In November 2010, the “Traditional art of weaving Azerbaijani carpets in Azerbaijan” was included in the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
Street art is a trend in contemporary visual arts, a distinctive feature of which is a pronounced urban character. “Carpet weaving is one of the most significant and ancient types of Azerbaijani folk-applied art, the traditions and secrets of which were carefully kept and passed down from generation to generation. The carpet absorbs the desires and feelings of the one who wove it, passing on to us the secrets kept from the depths of centuries.
Here it is, the Azerbaijani carpet – ancient, magical, full of symbols and secrets. You can study it for years and still find something unfamiliar, revealing more and more new mysteries. Among the Azerbaijani carpets are Absheron, Ganja, Gazakh, Shirvan, Shamakhi , Karabakh, Guba, Nakhchivan and Tabriz.