Fancywork

Exquisite artistic handmade creations express the essence of the national spirit of Karabakh people. This art has evolved and obtained specific national features in a typical classical medieval IV-XIV centuries. In the twilight, under the light of candles in the cold hut our grandmothers to create perfect works of art. Wall decorations, blankets, towels, tablecloths, skillfully embroidered curtains - all this at all times graced life, creating comfort and warmth. Every girl before marriage wove and embroidered items for dowry, and collected them all in canvas bag - boghchah. The boghchah itself was a masterpieces masterpiece of needlework. "...Fabrics and colors colours, created by Artsakh women, cannot be compared with anything," - wrote the Arab historian Al-Maksuddasi. Skilled Artsakh creativity, lacy patterns (images) repeated images of medieval khachkars cars and miniatures. Women widely used simple stitch, chain, cross, knots, quiet, rococo seam over the edge and different types of yarns - cotton, linen, silk, wool. Often in the process of creativity needlewoman used beads, pearls, gems, sequins, coins.

In various tissues, leather, felt they create images, patterns, narrative paintings, portraits. Embroidery decorated even horse blanket. Needlewoman wove lace artistic needlework without the use of tools, on the fingers. A special place in the knitting takes Gulpa (socks). Unique designs make them true masterpieces. Both sides of gulpa, top and bottom, have white square-shaped patterns, rounded with knit openwork patterns. And in our time in each house to keep something from "my grandmother's dowry" - embroidered pillow lace veil, or tied with a pair of Gulpa, which preserved the old patterns. Today, traditional craft is taught in Stepanakert arts school, thereby seeking to restore and preserve this art for generations to come. Some villages also cherish the traditions of Karabakh needlework. Modern Karabakh handicrafts can be found in souvenir shops and boutiques, as well as in House Museum of Nikol Duman and Ethnographic District in the village Tsahkashat of Askeran region, a monument of folk art.

Gandzasar