Azerbaijani carpet weaving takes a
very special place in the history of its national culture. The most widespread
folk art is carpet weaving. It became part of the regular life of the people of
Azerbaijan and turned into the national symbol.
On November 2010 Azerbaijan Carpet
Weaving was included in UNESCO Representative List of Intangible Cultural
Heritage of Humanity.
This design is inspired by the
various geometrical structures and ornaments of national carpets school,
Quba/Shirvan and Karabakh carpet schools in particular.
The composition consisting of
repetitive rhombus was used as early as in 2000 BC. Fantasy dragons, displayed on the edges of
the tablecloth, are represented in many different Azerbaijani schools of carpet
weaving, and symbolize protection from enemies and fertility.
The colors used in this masterpiece
are traditional colors used in the carpet weaving schools.