Azerbaijan is an ancient center of carpet weaving, where the craft dates as far back as the 2nd millennium BC. The Azerbaijani rug is a traditional handmade textile of various sizes, with dense texture and a pile or pile-less surface, whose patterns are characteristic of Azerbaijan’s many carpet-making regions. Traditionally, since ancient times the carpets have been used in Azerbaijan to cover floors, decorate interior walls, sofas, chairs, beds and tables.
Enter Faig Ahmed, an internationally recognized artist from Baku, Azerbaijan, who turns these classic rugs into impressive contemporary works of art. Psychedelic ones.
“His works reimagine ancient crafts and create new visual boundaries by deconstructing traditions and stereotypes,” reads the description on the artist’s Facebook page. He usually begins his mind-blowing rugs as a classic pattern, but then at one point gives them a psychedelic twist, turning them into unique-looking pieces of modern art.
In these rugs, ancient Azerbajan meets (literally) psychedelic art, which makes it all so special…