Monday, November 17, 2008

My World- Baku


Hi Lady, Want to Buy a Carpet?

A few years ago I had the opportunity to go to Baku for 2 weeks. My hotel was in the Icheri Sheher, the Inner City, very close to the Maiden Tower. As I went back and forth to work, I walked past many, many carpet shops. This is one of them. Azerbaijan has been famed for its carpets since antiquity. I never grew tired of seeing them. There were carpets hanging over railings, in windows and lying flat on the ground.

I carefully avoided walking on the neatly placed carpets set end to end in the street only to find out that is exactly what the shop owners wanted. It added value. I sorta regret not buying one, they were beautiful.


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10 comments:

2sweetnsaxy said...

That's really interesting. Love the photos especially the last one showing that people actually walked on the carpets. I would have walked around them too.

chrome3d said...

Those carpets look great but the sellers might be a bit tiring.

Louise said...

I think I would regret that as well. Amazingly beautiful.

JennWasHere said...

The details on the carpet are so intricate. So beautiful!

Have a look of my world here. It was so great seeing your world!

fishing guy said...

Bevson: What an interesting look into your world. The carpets are
very beautiful.

Wren said...

I do that too - be practical and then regret what I didn't buy. The carpets are lovely, and who would have thought that walking on them would add value?

Arija said...

I could not possibly have resisted buying a whole stack of them! They are truly beautiful. So much of a person's life goes into knotting just one carpet let alone all those you photographed.
Lovely post.

babooshka said...

Such a different part of the world to most of us. Fascinating it is too.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful pics! I bought a carpet several years ago at the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul. Was with some friends. We spent most of the afternoon in the shop, sipping apple tea and trying to make up our minds. The owner encouraged walking, as he spread out carpet after carpet in his shop. I carried my prize back on the plane and it's now in our entryway. It makes me happy everytime I walk on it. - Pam

Gaelyn said...

What gorgeous rugs. I especially like the last photo perspective.