Carpet museum presentation to be held in Shushi of Karabakh
STEPANAKERT, October 22. /ARKA/. A presentation of the Museum of Carpets will be held at the Arts Center of the second biggest city of Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (NKR), Shushi, the country’s ministry of culture and youth affairs reported.
The museum was initiated by Vardan Astsatryan who is now advisor to NKR’s president.
The museum collection includes some 250 carpets created by Artsakh carpet weavers in the period from 17th to 19th century.
The aim of the museum is preserving traditional carpets of Artsakh and opposing to Azeri policy of appropriating of the Armenian culture, says the report.
The Arts Center of Shushi was founded in 2012 by a filanthropist from Moscow Karo Sargsyan. In August 2013 the first floor of the building was provided for storage and demonstration of Artsakh carpets and traditional items for free.
The museum is supported by the Karabakh ministry of culture, according to the report. –0--