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The museum contains several tens of thousands of man-made monuments of traditional crafts - weaving, embroidery, pottery, carpet weaving, articles of jewelers and more. But the fund is rich carpet, and hence got the name "Carpet Museum". Exposure carpet presented 8,000 copies, and this collection is replenished every year. The museum houses the largest carpet in the world in the size of 301 square meters and weighing 1.2 tons, which is listed in the Guinness Book of Records. There are separate exhibits 500-year history, including several carpets exhibited in the exhibition halls only once a year. It exhibits discovered at the excavation of ancient cities Altyn-Depe and Namazga-Depe. The flowering of the culture of these two major cities was the end of the beginning of the III- II millennium BC. e., during this time in the south of Central Asia formed a local version of the ancient Eastern societies, a little different from the culture of the peoples who inhabited the ancient Iran.
National Museum of Turkmen Carpet Turkmen Carpet Museum
Atamyrat Nyyazow Sayoly, 744000 Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
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