The museum was opened in October 24, 1994. This museum has large, impressive collection of antique carpets, carpet articles/chuval, khurjuns, torba etc. / as well as the World largest handmade carpet registered in the Guinness Book of Records. The art of carpet making goes back into antiquity. It has not been established yet what came first - painted ceramics or carpets. During archeological excavations at Namazga-Depe/ 3d millenium BC/ painted ceramics were found. Some designs of this ceramics are very similar to the carpet symbols. In the 12c the Italian traveler Marco Polo found the Turkmen carpets as the most beautiful and thinnest in the world. In the 14th century two Italian Renaissance painters, Lippo Mernmo and Nicolo Buonarocso depicted the Turkmen carpets at their paintings. It is very interesting that German, Flemish and Italian painters were familiar with Turkmen carpets. The visitors could visit a small carpet work shop.
The museum is open daily, except Sundays, from 9 AM till 6 PM; Saturdays from 9am till 1pm.