Turkmen Carpet Museum, Ashgabat

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Browse through the largest selection of handmade carpets in the country at Turkmen Carpet Museum, a large modern building featuring carpet design. With 8,000 well-labeled specimens of ancient carpets with diverse patterns, the museum boasts some of the finest and greatest collections of carpets in the world. See the largest handmade carpet in the world, 14 m (46 ft) by 21.2 m (69.5 ft) piece covering 301 sq m (3,240 sq ft); it was certified by The Guinness Book of Records in 2003. Professional restoration of old carpets, some of which feature up to 1.35 billion knots per square meter, takes place here. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Turkmen Carpet Museum and many more Ashgabat attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Ashgabat vacation planning website.
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  • Turkmenistan is known for its amazing carpets and a tour of the museum shows you why. The carpets are beautiful. I suggest taking the tour as the guide explains the different styles and how the... 
    Turkmenistan is known for its amazing carpets and a tour of the museum shows you why. The carpets are beautiful. I suggest taking the tour as the guide explains the different styles and how the...  more »
  • Some incredible carpets made by women in the different providences of Turkmenistan each with their own pattern and story. 
    Some incredible carpets made by women in the different providences of Turkmenistan each with their own pattern and story.  more »
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  • amazing artwork!
  • Full of beautiful carpets displaying fantastic craftsmanship & dedication but very sterile, full of gleaming marble but no people other than our tour group. Very peculiar for a national museum...

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