The Yerevan exhibition of the Shushi Carpet Museum opened today at the Alexander Tamanyan National Museum-Institute of Architecture. The collection belongs to Vardan Astsatryan, who for 20 years bought carpets from different villages of Artsakh and Artsakhis living in Europe.
71 samples of unique carpets are presented in the exhibition. The exhibition is unprecedented in that it is known which carpet was given from which village and through which family. These carpets have been on display at the Shushi Carpet Museum since 2011. They were taken out of there during the war. Out of 300 exhibits, only 160 could be moved. The carpets kept there, the Bronze and Stone Age pottery, the ancient household items have been left there.