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 Quba and Shirvan carpets schools.
Shirvan school is famous for the sophisticated designs of its carpets. They are
characterized by complex geometrical patterns and ornaments. Shirvan carpet
group is based on Gordest weaving technique and also includes Agdash, Agsu,
Gabala, Gobustan, Goychay, Hajigabul, Ismayilli, Kurdamir, Salyan, Shamakhi,
Ujar and Zardab regions of Azerbaijan. This geographic area is well known for
its supreme quality carpets used to decorate palaces in the ancient times.
Nowadays those carpets are highly appraised by true professionals and can be
found in private collections and expositions of well-known international