The Russian Museum of Ethnography in St. Petersburg hosts the exhibition of masterpieces of decorative and applied art of Azerbaijan.
From February 19, 2021, the Russian Museum of Ethnography will present more than a hundred unique exhibits at the exhibition The Thread of Fate Woven into the Carpet... Decorative and Applied Art of Azerbaijan in the Russian Museum of Ethnography Collection. This project is the Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum’s next event as part of the State Program for the Preservation and Development of Carpet Art in the Republic of Azerbaijan for 2018–2022.
Specialists of the largest ethnographic museum of Russia and the Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum (Baku) conducted joint research on decorative and applied art monuments of Azerbaijan from the collection of the Russian Museum of Ethnography. They studied their production techniques and artistic features and selected the most interesting pieces for the exhibition. The museums will present to the audience a catalog based on this research during the opening ceremony of the exhibition.
The exhibition will feature forty carpets and carpet products, the national pride and the outstanding phenomenon of the culture of Azerbaijanis, as well as other works of decorative and applied art by Azerbaijani masters of the 19th–20th centuries. Most of the carpets were made in the second half of the 19th – the first decade of the 20th century. The late-18th-century Surakhani pile carpet of Baku is the oldest and most unique piece of the exhibition.
Many samples of Azerbaijani embroidery, woodblock printing on textiles, hammering, samples of women’s clothing will be displayed at the exhibition for the first time.
The opening ceremony of the exhibition and presentation of the catalog will be held at the Russian Museum of Ethnography on February 18, 2021, at 17.00.
The exhibition will be open for visitors from February 19, 2021, and will run until May 08, 2021.