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As the Armenian Chinese Partnership Center reports, on June 26, the Shanghai 2024 Armenian Art and Wine Festival commenced at the Global Hub International Center of the Shanghai Free Trade Zone. The festival showcased Armenian wines and brandy and approximately 50 pieces of art and sculpture representing modern Armenian art.The attendees included the leadership of the Shanghai Government Foreign Relations Department, Commercial Department, Shanghai International Trade Promotion Council, Global Hub Center of Shanghai Free Trade Zone, representatives from museums, cultural and art organizations, trade networks, media, as well as Chinese artists and scholars, totaling around 120 guests.During the festival's formal

The internationally renowned Armenian-Lebanese fashion designer is gaining prominence within the circle of Chinese celebrities. Krikor Jabotian, who established his eponymous couture house in 2009 at the young age of 23, has dedicated his efforts to creating elaborate designs showcasing refined craftsmanship and employing various forms of hand embroidery. He is particularly recognized for his opulent embroideries on tulle, the artful arrangement of pearls, and his adept use of the sarma technique, an ancient Oriental embellishment involving the use of metal threads, symbolizing his Armenian heritage.Noteworthy among his recent ventures is the creation of an extravagant red silk gown worn

The significance of dolls in Armenian culture is highlighted through their ritual roles, which include protection, punishment, fortune-telling, and serving as an "interlocutor." Within Armenian households, a variety of dolls crafted from materials like cloth, thread, dough, clay, wood, metal, and wool, or even household items such as a broom or a spade, are found. These dolls have become cherished family heirlooms, passed down through generations, and now hold an important ethnographic and preservative function, promoting and preserving Armenian national costumes, accessories, and customs.One particularly notable doll in Armenian tradition is the "bride's doll." Historically, the doll was a significant

The History Museum of Armenia houses an early exhibit presenting the Armenian national costume, originally worn by a child. This children's outerwear, dating back to the 12th-13th century, hails from Ani, the former capital strategically situated at a crucial juncture of trade routes linking the East and the West, specifically positioned on the Silk Road between China and Europe.The garment, designed for a young girl, was found in Tsaghkotsadzor in 1908 within a cave tomb associated with the affluent Tigran Honents family. Crafted from thick, single-colored silk, the attire is adorned with gold thread embroidery on the collar and cuffs.

The Basilica of Saint Sarkis, also known as the Tekor Basilica, was a prominent 5th-century church situated in historical Armenia. It was located on a slope overlooking the village of Digor, previously known as Tekor, and was distinguished by its stone dome, one of the earliest of its kind in Armenia, making it a significant structure in Armenian architectural history. Situated in the Kars Province, approximately 16 kilometers west of the Armenian border, the basilica, with its three aisles and dome, endured substantial damage from earthquakes in 1912 and 1936, as well as subsequent acts of vandalism. Today, all that

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