Carpet weaving emerged during the Eneolithic period in Nakhchivan and turned into an independent art field as of the early medieval period. The abundance of workforce and raw materials in Nakhchivan resulted in Nakhchivan being one of the important carpet weaving centers in the Middle Ages. It is no coincidence that Nakhchivan is considered one of the territories where shedde and verni carpet products were first produced. The increase in the demand for carpet products in foreign markets during the early 18th and 20th centuries pushed for the development of this art in Nakhchivan as well. A considerable number of carpet products produced in the district was delivered to the market.