Shushi Carpet Museum
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It was founded in 2011 in Shushi. About 860 exhibits were preserved in the museum, 300 of which were old carpets and rugs with Artsakh ornaments, woven from the 17th century to the beginning of the 20th century. These are mainly traditional Artsakh carpets: “Dragon Carpet”, “Khndzoresk”, “Astghagorg”, “Tsaghkagorg”, “Artsvagorg”, “Tsaghkats khacher”, “Patkeragorg” and others. The museum also exhibited household items (16th-20th centuries), pottery (4th millennium BC – 1st millennium BC), and paintings. The founder of the museum is Vardan Astsatryan, who found and bought old Armenian carpets from different countries of the world, moving them to Artsakh.
Currently, the museum’s collection is in Armenia, being displayed in temporary exhibitions. The director is looking for an area that provides the necessary museum environment and security, where he will be able to place a collection of carpets until the final settlement of the Artsakh conflict.