An exhibition of Turkmen carpets and rugs of the Caspian Sea coastal areas was mounted at the Turkmenbashi Museum of History and Geography, Turkmenistan.
According to ECO Cultural Institute quoting turkmenportal.com, the exhibition showcased rare Turkmen carpets including 'Garahaly' carpet measuring 5 by 2 meters which has been created using unique colors such as the thick purple ink of the southern night with the emerald-shade of a stormy sea.
Color holds a special place in the beliefs of Turkmen people and represent hope and faith and a symbol of eternity. According to scholars, 'Anchor' motif used in Turkmen kilims represent kings of Parthian dynasty and the artists portray the rich national, historical memory of Turkmens within these motifs.
Part of this exhibit belongs to the works by Ataev family from Ashgabat city who have created some works on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Turkmenbashi city.