Private Tour to Megerian Carpet Factory with Lavash Baking Masterclass
Megerian Carpet Factory in Yerevan is sure to delight anyone interested in the rich Armenian tradition of carpet weaving. Inside the factory, you can enjoy a walk through the unique museum, purchase your own Megerian rug from the exhibition hall and watch the process of rug making. Later on, you can pass to the main part, which is Lavash baking masterclass.
explore the rich collection of ancient Armenian rugs
watch the process of rug making
purchase a unique rug from the exhibition hall
take part in a lavash baking masterclass
pick-up and drop-off
a driver (guide)
Megerian Carpet Factory visit
lavash baking masterclass
Initially, the factory was founded in 1917 in New York by the Armenian family fleeing the genocide. They returned to Armenia only recently and are raising the traditional carpet production of the Armenian carpet, which is one of the oldest in the world and has its own distinctive features. In the showroom, you will be shown the copies of the oldest carpet in the world (the original is in the Hermitage). You will also see original carpets that are 200-400 years old, each with its unique history.
Later on you can pass to the main part which is Lavash baking masterclass. Lavash is one of the most popular gastronomic icons of Armenia, serving as an integral part of the Armenian cuisine. It is a traditional soft, thin flatbread, made in tonir (special ground oven). For centuries lavash has been consumed by all classes of Armenian society, it is valued for the unique taste and the ability to be stored for quite a long period of time without losing its positive qualities.