Azeri weavers pin hopes for "storytelling" carpets on new generation

Carpets and rugs have been made in Azerbaijan since the Bronze Age and tell Azeri stories of tragedies, love and tradition. But weavers, hoping to keep the tradition alive, face the challenge of passing down their skills to the new generation.

Photo by: TRT World
Photo by: TRT World

Each handwoven carpet tells a different story of the Azeri people.

Azerbaijan is known all over the world for its high quality and artistic handwoven carpets. Many of the craftspersons, who weave the carpets, are skilled in telling Azeri stories of tragedies, love and tradition through these rugs.

The challenge, however, is that the art of storytelling through traditional carpets must pass on to the hands of the new generation so that the tradition – continuing since the Bronze age – remains alive.

TRT World's Ali Mustafa has more details from capital Baku.