Rare Armenian silk cocoon embroidery at the Armenian Museum of America
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
The copes in the Met collection reflect the multiculturalism and wide horizon of the Armenian mercantile class
Armenian merchants played an essential role in facilitating trade in and outside Iran, so when the Safavid ruler Shah 'Abba' (r. 1587–1629) planned to revitalize Iran's economy, he resettled a community of Armenians from the city of Julfa to his
The silk robe of the Armenian woman from Ayntab: made in China or inspired by Chinese art?
by Ani Margaryan The items in the Baghdasarian-Melkissetian collection once belonged to Lena Baghdasarian-Melkissetian’s grandmother, Lioni Nalbantian, are of great interest to the art researchers. It is known, that Lena Baghdasarian was married in Ayntab to Simon Nalbantian who was a