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On International Museum Day, the 18th of May, the highly anticipated and exclusive "View from the Mount Ararat" exhibition of Armenian well-known artistic heritage will open its doors to Chinese art lovers in Fujian. It's an unprecedented opportunity for Chinese visitors to get acquainted with the Armenian century-old distinctive culture. The significant samples of Armenian national costumes and their replicas, carpets, rugs, and embroidered objects from the permanent collection of the Yerevan History Museum are the gems of the exposition. Notably, the current exhibition is the outcome of the mutual efforts and productive partnership between the Yerevan History Museum of the

At the turn of the century, cultures in the far east would discard silk cocoons after they could no longer be used for silk threads, but Armenians would cut and shape the cocoon for embroidery. The Armenian Museum of America houses an exclusive piece of silk cocoon embroidery, inscribed in Armenian with the date 1909 that once belonged to Zavart Kovookjian and was created for her third marriage.Cocoon work utilizes the domesticated silkworm's discarded cocoons (bombix mori). Most silkworm cocoons were boiled intact and then unwound to produce silk fabric, but some cocoons were damaged when the next generation of

The Worcester Art Museum, located in Worcester, Massachusetts, U.S., and established in 1896, houses over 38,000 works of art dating from antiquity to the present day and representing cultures from all over the world. Among those are 21 samples of the Armenian decorative arts: traditional costume details, headdresses, silver dinnerware, tablecloth, and jewelry pieces, such as necklaces, pendants, anklets, bracelets, head ornaments, and toe-rings. The oldest exhibits among the mentioned samples are the elements of traditional garments (images unavailable) and an anklet dated back to the 1700s. Most accessories represent century-old designs and patterns with the specific symbolism and techniques

The Armenian-born film director, researcher, writer, historian, and photographer Ruben Giney has recently unveiled another story referring to the presence of Armenians in China- the Armenian restaurant “Tatos,” established in 1901 by one of the Harbin-based Armenian immigrants, Tatos Ter-Hakobyants. It is still in continuous operation and even in the weeds, overwhelmed with the diners' orders. The painting of Mount Ararat, the Armenian flag, the archives with the vintage photographies of the Armenian businessmen and active members of the community, and the accent on the exquisite winery hint at the Armenian origins. Photos courtesy of Ruben Giney

Depictions of a horse and a groom are frequent compositional elements on the carpets woven in the 19th-20th century in Artsakh mountainous regions of Armenia. The horse was perceived as a man's companion in everyday life and during wartime. During ceremonies and processions, the horse was decorated with leather belts, metal rosettes, pendants, bells, buckles, and jewelry studded with semi-precious stones. Such are the horses depicted on the carpets woven in Artsakh as an essential item in the dowry.The current wool carpet, woven in the early 1900s by the mother of Nina Arustamyan, a resident of Artsakh Berdashen village, was

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