Summer in the capital

The capital of Azerbaijan – Baku has attractive summer in many respects. The city is surrounded by numerous resorts and beach zones: Mardakan, Zagulba, Bilgah, Buzovna, Nardaran, Shih, Novkhani, Pirshagi, Dyubandy, etc., where the luxury hotels have recently built, and private beaches have opened and the service is provided by modern standards. Today hotels such […]

Naftalan Oil

What is Naftalan? As in the resort in the wellness center “The Miracle of Naftalan” basic medical factor – naftalan oil which has no analogues in the world. Naftalan oil – a thick, black – brown liquid with a specific, aromatic odor. Naftalan has high viscosity, acidic, high specific gravity (0.91 – 0.96), high boiling […]

Carpet Museum – Carpet making and archaeological findings

The video block is a travel to the Neolithic Age and shows the development history of carpet making and its technology. Bronze, bone, delft, wooden and metal spindles, needles, havas (hava- tool used in carpet making) and other tools found in Gobustan, Babadervish, Karabakh and other regions of the country, prove that the carpet making […]

Copper products: Azerbaijan Carpet Museum

Fire, metal, human hands and a human’s inner world – these form the basis of all copper products created in the craftsmanship center of Azerbaijan, beautiful Lahij village, the State Historical and Cultural Reserve of the country. The village is located in the foothills area of Greater Caucasus Mountain Range. In mid XIX century, more […]

Yer hanası: Azerbaijan Carpet Museum

Horizontal-shaped yer hanasi is one of the most ancient tools of carpet making. Pileless carpets were weaved by means of it. It consist of nine parts: strike tool called “sword”, transverse roller, rod “mikcha”, “verengelan”, “guju” stick, arms called “chatma”, hanging threads, mouth rod and cross rod. Every part of “yer hanasi” plays its own […]

Bride`s “Gerdek” : Azerbaijan Carpet Museum

After the wedding ceremony, the bride is being brought into the room prepared for her, which is paved with her handmade carpets that she has depicted all her feelings and wishes on, and decorated with shelf cover, small mattresses, table cover, metal products and pottery. “Gerdek” consists of kilim which is a pileless rug distinguished […]

Nowruz holiday

Nowruz holiday is one of the most ancient Turkic holidays marked on 20-22 March. It symbolizes the arrival of spring and means abundance and prosperity. The most widespread myth goes as follows: “An oghuz (Turkish tribesman) living in a cave was afraid of the cold winter, which is why he always put aside some food. […]

Nobel brothers

The first foreign company in Baku was established by the Nobel brothers. In 1843, Emanuel Nobel traveled from Sweden to Russia, set up a plant and started manufacturing arms, ammunition and steam generators for warships. After the Crimean war there were no more state purchases, and the Nobel brothers faced the threat of bankruptcy. Ludwig […]

The Great Silk Way and Azerbaijan

The Great Silk Way played very significant role in destination of nations and states over 1500 years, as the first transcontinental trade and diplomacy route in the history of the mankind. Many rulers who grasped significance of the Way and tried to retain it under their control, took that Way into account, while pursuing policy, […]