Azerkhalcha OJSC has displayed the largest carpet woven in Gabala in the previous two years.
The Guba school’s 24-square-meter (4×6) carpet weighs 57.2 kg. Aygun Nasirova, Khatira Shakarkhanova, and Ulviya Sariyeva began weaving the Pirabadil carpet in 2018 as part of an Azerkhalcha OJSC workshop.
Due to a coronavirus epidemic, Azerbaijani carpet weaving was halted for a year. Carpet weaving is an important element of Azerbaijani culture and handicraft. Flat-woven (pileless) carpets include Shadda, Verni, Jejim, Zilli, Sumakh, Kilim, and Palas. The carpet weavers resumed work in April and completed the carpet in July.
Azerbaijan carpets are made by weaving narrow stripes 30–35 cm wide and 15–10 cm long on simple horizontal looms. Kilim is the most common form of flat-weave carpet, created by weaving the weft through the warp using the compound interweaving technique. The Zilli carpet is distinguished by stylised animal and botanical motifs.
Over the previous few centuries, Sumakh carpets have been well known and renowned. They have been manufactured in Azerbaijan’s Guba and Gusar districts since the 18th century.
Palas is a type of flat-weave carpet that is extensively used. The kilim weaving process predetermines the pattern forms of a lozenge, triangle, and trapezium. Kilims contain geometrized images of animals, birds, and humans. Different areas’ kilims are characterised by its composition, design, and colours.