Tasks careful preservation and wide popularization of spiritual and cultural heritage of the Turkmen people, national traditions of hand-weaving and other decorative arts, as well as the introduction of new industrial developments in the industry were discussed at the twentieth conference of the world Association of connoisseurs of Turkmen hand carpet-making, which was held in the chamber of Commerce of Turkmenistan.
The forum was attended by the Chairman of the National Committee of the Council of international museums of Azerbaijan, Director of the Berlin state Museum of archaeology, heads of companies "TECHCON GmbH" (Germany), "Linkway" (Turkey), partners and connoisseurs of Turkmen carpet-making from Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, as well as scientists, historians and art historians, experts, carpet-makers and collectors from Japan, China, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, etc.
As noted, the paintings of Turkmen masters, which have long been famous around the world, are still the subject of universal admiration. In a new historical era, this art, organically combining centuries-old experience and modern technologies, is filled with new content. The speakers shared the results of scientific research on the history of the origin of carpet ornaments, the development of this art in various countries.
Participants of the conference were shown a modern copy of an ancient carpet found in one of the mounds on the top of the Pazyryk Altai mountains, which dates back to about the V century BC.
"A dense woolen pile cloth with the image of deer, vultures and horses was found during the excavations of the Tsar's burial mound in the Altai Mountains in 1949. And we owe the fact that it was so perfectly preserved to the permafrost – water and air penetrated into the burial, as a result, the carpet froze and therefore avoided rotting," President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov says about this masterpiece of ancient Turkmen carpet-makers in the book "Living legend", translated into many languages of the world.
The history of the "Pazyryk carpet" is currently being studied by the Makhtumkuli Institute of language, literature and national manuscripts of the Academy of Sciences of Turkmenistan. A copy of it was submitted by the state Association "Turkmenhaly" ("Turkmencarpet").
The "twin" of the legendary find was woven at the Ashgabat enterprise of artistic carpet making. The size of the carpet is 2.06 meters by 1.97 meters, the total area is 4.06 square meters. There are 385 thousand nodules in each square meter, and 1,563,100 nodules in total, according to the state news Agency of Turkmenistan.