54 Of The Most Psychedelic-Looking Rugs By Azerbaijani Designer Faig Ahmed

The Azerbaijani tradition of weaving carpets is one of the most ancient arts and crafts of the country and dates as far back as the 2nd millennium BC. Because of their high aesthetic value, these vibrant carpets have been used in Azerbaijan to cover floors, decorate interior walls, sofas, chairs, beds, and even tables.

Faig Ahmed is an internationally recognized artist from Baku, Azerbaijan who is known for turning these classic rugs into impressive contemporary works of art. “His works reimagine ancient crafts and create new visual boundaries by deconstructing traditions and stereotypes,” reads the description on Faig Ahmed’s Facebook page. Usually, his mesmerizing carpets begin as a classic pattern, but then turn into an obstacle or glitch. Some rugs get turned into pixelated versions of themselves, some melt into a multicolor swirl, and some get remade into unique-looking mandalas. The list goes on. And no matter what this artist decides to create, each of his pieces turns out absolutely stunning.

Bored Panda invites you to take a look at some of the most impressive pieces created out of traditional Azerbaijani carpets by the artist Faig Ahmed.

More info: faigahmed.com#1 

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Kat Rogers13 hours ago

STUNNING 5ReplyView more comments#2 

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Monika Soffronow16 hours ago

I want this!6ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#3 

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Kesam7 hours ago

*checks internet connection*3ReplyView more comments

According to The Guardian, the artist sees rugs as “something very stable. Carpet is the result of ages. Even 2,500 years ago there were similar patterns, similar techniques to today. The center and the borders are like a social structure, giving the idea of everything we know.”#4 

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ƒιѕн15 hours ago

Wall art that flows onto the floor.1Reply#5 

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Kesam7 hours ago

I’d love to see this in context.2ReplyView more comments#6 

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“Ahmed is among a new wave of contemporary artists exploring crafts in innovative ways to produce conceptual works that break away from conventions associated with the craft by bringing it into a global contemporary art context. Ahmed explores fresh new visual forms that examine tradition and challenge our perception of traditions through iconic cultural objects,” reads the description on the artist’s Facebook page.#7 

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@Daisychain20 hours ago

Imagine coming home drunk to this…5ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#8 

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Kesam7 hours ago

Oooh, it’s a Banksy! 😉1Reply

“The artist experiments with traditional materials and colors such as the rug weavings in Azerbaijan or Indian embroidery, yet he explains that ‘he is not interested in merging the past and present,’ but is interested ‘in the past because it’s the most stable conception of our lives.’ Among his art historical inspirations, Ahmed lists Hieronymus Bosch and Otto Dix; among his contemporaries, he admires James Turrell and Anish Kapoor,” reads the description on Faig Ahmed’s Facebook page.#10 

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mph seti13 hours ago

Trippy.2ReplyView more comments#11 

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Monika Soffronow16 hours ago

Beautiful, it reminds me of a cityscape at sunset.2Reply#12 

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ArhomR16 hours ago

Like jeans.1Reply#14 

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Rissie17 hours ago

Don’t you just hate it when half of your rug just won’t load?!4ReplyView more comments#16 

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Monika Soffronow16 hours ago

I need a small palace to house all the rugs I want!1ReplyView more comments#17 

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boredpanDaman17 hours ago

wow…3ReplyView more comments#19 

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Monika Soffronow16 hours ago

All the imperfections and contradictions of the human condition, in a rug. Well done!1ReplyView more comments#20 

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Kat Rogers13 hours ago

If the Red Part Hung To The Floor, I’d say MY CATS WOULD DISCOVER A NEW BED… An EXPENSIVE One!2ReplyView more comments#21 

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Diana Dodd16 hours ago

Love!2Reply#23 

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Monika Soffronow16 hours ago

Outstanding!1Reply#26 

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Kat Rogers13 hours ago

RED BULL GIVES U WINGS… Sorry, just popped into my head.🙄1ReplyView more comments#28 

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Monika Soffronow16 hours ago

Neat2Reply#29 

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Monika Soffronow16 hours ago

I love this.1ReplyView more comments#30 

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Rissie17 hours ago

I love this one 🙂1Reply#32 

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Andrew18 hours ago

Hello there!3Reply#34 

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ArhomR16 hours ago

So pretty!1Reply#36 

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ArhomR16 hours ago

Nose in a face mask.1Reply#37 

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You can call me Cow. 15 hours ago

Incredible!!1ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#40 

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Diana Dodd16 hours ago

Awesome !2Reply#41 

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boredpanDaman17 hours ago(edited)

im sure some artist, somewhere, has a string instrument decorated like this. and he plays it nice4Reply#42 

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Kat Rogers13 hours ago

LOOOVE THIS!1ReplyView more comments#43 

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ArhomR16 hours ago

Love!!1ReplyView more comments#47 

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Monika Soffronow16 hours ago

What? What am I seeing?2ReplyView more comments#49 

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ArhomR16 hours ago

Crocodile?1Reply#50 

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ArhomR16 hours ago

I love this style.1Reply#51 

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