During all this period this craft has almost turned into a symbol of our people. According to their geographical position, peculiarities of patterns, composition and color choice Azeri carpets are conditionally classified as belonging to 7 carpet-weaving schools:
1. Baku or Absheron; 2. Guba; 3. Shirvan; 4. Ganja; 5. Gazakh; 6. Karabakh; 7. Tebriz.
Baku. Participants of this excursion are suggested to visit the Old City. Here you can find some historical monuments including the Maiden Tower - the symbol of our city. There are shops selling carpets and antiques there. A Carpet workshop-museum where you can buy any carpet you like. And here, in Carpet workshop-museum you will be able to see the best collection of carpets.
Departure to Guba in the morning. The trip takes 2- 2, 5 hours. The program includes visiting places of interest such as Juma Mosque (19th century), Sakina khanum Mosque (19thcentury) and necessarily Carpet-weaving workshop. You will have the opportunity to see how carpets, the copies of which are kept in the best world museums, are woven. In Gachresh village which is frequented by visitors from different parts of Azerbaijan desiring to enjoy incomparably beautiful nature, you can taste kebab or order some other dish of traditional cuisine. Return to Baku.
Ismayilli. One of the most beautiful corners of Azerbaijan at the foot of the Great Caucasian Mountains - the land of rivers, lakes and waterfalls. Three climatic zones are represented at the same time in this region, ranging from snowy mountains to hot planes. The trip lasts 2,5-3 hours. The itinerary crosses the Lagich village which is a commercial center. This village is inhabited by hereditary braziers, tanners, engravers, potters, and blacksmiths, metal and wood carvers. During the excursion you will see the bridge connecting two villages, the stone water-pipe of the 16th century, and specimens of dwellings of the 19th century with wall paintings, Museum of regional studies where ancient carpets and brass articles are kept. It is possible to stop at a hotel or return to Baku at the guests’ convenience.