Stars of the Caucasus—Azerbaijani Embroideries
Embroideries of the 16th-18th centuries from the west Caspian region are the subject of a book, produced by Hali Publications, to be published on the occasion of the International Symposium on Azerbaijani Carpets (ISAC Baku) on 17-20 October 2017.
The well-illustrated, multi-author book is written by a team of international museum professionals and independent scholars. As such, it is the first detailed and co-ordinated study of the silk embroideries characteristic of the region, including technical data as well as stylistic and historical analysis.
An 8-day HALI Tour in Azerbaijan and Georgia will follow the symposium from 21-28 October 2017, allowing a small group of guests the opportunity to experience Azerbaijani and Georgian culture first-hand. Exclusive visits to museum archives and private collections will provide a greater understanding and appreciation of the diverse weaving and textile traditions of these places. View the tour brochure here.