Vidadi Muradov - Founder of "Azer-Ilme", Esteemed Art Worker of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Phd. in History, professor.
For centuries, Azerbaijani carpets have accurately represented our nation’s great past, unique culture, and its origin.
One of the greatest achievements of Azerbaijani carpet weaving art is the government care given to its development. During his leadership in Azerbaijan, great leader Heydar Aliyev (1969-1982, 1993-2003) gave importance to the art ingeneral, including the promotion of the carpet weaving art. In accordance with the demands of different periods, the carpet art has weakened and was subject to total degradation. However, after gaining independence – especially as of 1993 – Azerbaijan began to revive. As a result of hard work of Ilham Aliyev, the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the legislative basis of the carpet weaving development was established. On December 7, 2004, the law of the Republic of Azerbaijan "On the Protection and Development of Azerbaijani Carpet Weaving" was ratified; on February 7 a decree was issued on the application of this law. The opening of the Azerbaijani Carpets and National Applied Art State Museum on August 26, 2014 on the boulevard, with the participation of President Ilham Aliyev should be specifically noted. This contributes to the promotion and demonstration of the Azerbaijani carpets and the museum holds unique architectural features.