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Wood Carving in Armenia Element not inscribed in the National Registry of ICH оf Armenia Domain: Skills and knowledge related to traditional crafts The wood carving in Armenia has ancient traditions, which are based on the preparation of various kind of decorative-applied art using wood. These include a variety of everyday items (Armenian sweet (gata) decoration instrument, rolling pin, spoons, trays, etc.), baby toys, cribs, as well as musical instruments. All these are formed and decorated with typical ornaments of Armenian traditional wood art, with animal-plant motifs of Armenian decorative art. The best works of Armenian wood art are presented in the Hovhannes Sharambeyan Museum of Folk Arts with a special exhibition. The collection includes old and new valuable samples of professional sculpture, applied art, traditional furniture and wooden architecture, wooden wind and string instruments as well as archaeological and everyday objects. The museum was like a kind of original school, where many craftsmen improved their professional skills. Their works are now exhibited in many museums of Armenia, Moscow and Saint Petersburg. In order to preserve the traditions of wood carving, it is possible to ensure its transmission, which is carried out through educational and cultural programs and courses. In particular, the “Arar” program aimed at the safeguarding and transmission of ICH should be mentioned. “Arar” program wood carving courses has widely spread in Noyemberyan, Jujevan, Voskevan, Ayrum, Zorakan, Haghtanak, Koti, Baghanis, Dօvegh communities of Tavush region of Armenia.The main aim of the program is safeguarding of the ICH in Armenia, particularly the traditions of Armenian wood carving, which contributes to the transmission and popularization of wood carving among the youth. They are able to make applicable objects based on the samples of Armenian ornamental art, which were widely used in Armenian daily life, such as ornamented wooden spoons, ladles, boxes, vases, trays and so on. They also create carved wooden bas-reliefs following the example of the samples of medieval miniature painting.

Wood Carving in Armenia

Wood Carving in Armenia Element not inscribed in the National Registry of ICH оf Armenia Domain: Skills and knowledge related to...

Today in the museum, within the framework of a tour-interactive lesson, we hosted the students of the 3rd grade of the Arjelyan school of the Mkhitar Sebastatsi educational complex and teacher Varsik Atoyan. The children first got acquainted with the rich history of the museum, heard interesting stories about unique specimens, then illustrated the wooden decorations with carpet ornaments ան took them with them as a souvenir from the museum. It should be reminded that in order to participate in the museum's educational programs, it is necessary to register in advance.

The students of Mkhitar Sebastatsi Educational Complex at the Museum of Folk Arts

Today in the museum, within the framework of a tour-interactive lesson, we hosted the students of the 3rd grade of the Arjelyan school of...

Dear followers Today, on November 30,  at14:00, we are announcing a charity online auction, which will last for 48 hours, until December 2,  14:00. All proceeds from the sale of the painting will be donated to the Teryan Cultural Center to help Artsakh refugees. By purchasing a picture, you will help the children of Artsakh to have warm clothes. The starting price of the painting is 500,000 AMD (1000USD). Mention the amount you suggest in the comments. The painting will be awarded to the highest bidder at the end of the auction. The lot presented at the auction is the icon Arev Petrosyan "St. Nicholas", which is placed in  Dadivank. It is an excerpt from a fresco of the ordination of Nicholas. Please be proactive in promoting sales.

Charity online auction

Dear followers Today, on November 30, at14:00, we are announcing a charity online auction, which will last for 48 hours, until December...

With all appropriate sanitary measures due to the world-wide COVID-19 pandemic, 250 delegates representing more than 140 countries gathered for the eighth session of the General Assembly of States Parties to the 2003 Convention. The debates were conducted by H.E. Mr Amara Camara, Ambassador of Guinea, with Mr Wael Abdel Wahab (Egypt) as Rapporteur and the Netherlands, Armenia, Ecuador, Indonesia and Palestine as Vice-Chairs.

The eighth session of the General Assembly of States Parties to the 2003 Convention

With all appropriate sanitary measures due to the world-wide COVID-19 pandemic, 250 delegates representing more than 140 countries...

Armenian ICH 3 Inventories (2009-2019)

  •  Inventory of RA ICH Living Elements

1. “Sasna Tsrer” epic
2. Kochari
3. Yarkhushta Dance
4. Traditional wedding ritual
5. Khavits
6. Increasing of Katik
7. Symbolic application and decoration of the “Year bread”
8. St. Sargis Holiday
9. Terndez
10. Vardavar
11. Worship of St. Tevatoros
12. Worship of Tukh Manouk
13. Krunk Song
14. Gatseq Teseq Song
15. Batola Dance
16. Traditional Forging
17. Cross Stone Mastery
18. Family Tree
19. Needle Lace
20. Tradition of making and using wooden charms
21. Ashughs poetic songs
22. Tradition of making and using tonIr
23. Lavash
24. Gata
25. Armenian Letter Art and its Cultural Expressions
26. Preparation of Fruit Vodka
27. The tradition of cooking and using yogurt
28. Traditional carpet weaving
29. Tamzara Dance
30. Musical Instrument Tar and its Preparation
31. Winemaking
32. Sahari
33. Pilgrimage to the monastery of St. Thaddeus

  •  Inventory of RA ICH Urgent Safeguarding Elements

 

1. “Karos Khach” Novel Songs
2. Rope Dance
3. Forecast Songs
4. Avetis Songs
5. Khachbur
6. Embroidery
7. Barekendan
8. Vordan Karmir
9. Clclan of Gyumri (Mushurba)
10. Shadows Puppet Theater
11. “Kokh” Wrestling
12. Bagpipe

  • Inventory of RA ICH Cultural Spaces

 

1. Areni village
2. Gyumri town
3. Meghri town
4. Ashnak village
5. Goris town
6. Khachik village
7. Verin Dvin village

 

 

List of RA ICH according to field

Folklore
1. “Sasna Tsrer” epic 2010 Inscribed on the ICH RA list in 2012.
2. Family Tree 2010 Symbol of memory, phenomena, events and processes related to the lineage of ancestry.
3. “Avetis” Songs 2011 “Avetis” is the song that children sing on Christmas.
4. Shadows Puppet Theater 2019 Armenian folk shadows theatre


Folk Music
1. Krunk Song 2010 Folk lyric song dedicated to strangers and longing
2. “Gatseq Teseq” Song 2010 It is a folk symbolic, ritual song of Shrovetide
composed of 12 chain parts, each of which symbolizes the transition from one month to another.
3. Ashughs poetic songs 2016 Ashughs poetic songs are performances by amateur or professional music-poets accompanied by musical instruments.
4. Musical Instrument Tar and its Preparation 2018 Tar is a multi-stranded string instrument. Has a bold, rich, powerful sound and timbre.
5. Sahari 2018 The sahari is a ritual melody. In Armenia it is mainly played in weddings with traditional zurna, duduk and kamancha music instruments.
6. “Karos Khach” Novel Songs 2011 Armenian folklore, religious epic
7. Fortune-telling songs 2011 The songs of fortune-telling mostly sing on the Ascension Day in spring time and are typical for Armenian folklore.
8. Bagpipe 2019 Traditional folk music instrument
9. “Kokh” Wrestling 2019 Traditional Armenian wrestling, match

 

Folk Dances
1. Kochari. Taraditional Group Dance 2010 Inscribed on the ICH RP list in 2017
2. Yarkhushta Dance 2010 Armenian traditional clap dance
3. Batola Dance 2010 Armenian traditional circle wedding dance
4. Tamzara Dance 2018 Armenian traditional circle dance
5. Rope Dance 2011 Folk and ritual dance on the rope

 

Folk Craft
1. Traditional blacksmithing 2010 Traditional craft related to metal aesthetic processing
2. Cross Stone Mastery 2010 Inscribed on the ICH RP list in 2010
3. Needle Lace 2016 Women’s traditional craft, decorative-applied art made by thread and needle
4. Tradition of making and using wooden amulet
2016 Wooden amulet is wood carved wood, which features geometric, vegetable, cosmic patterns and, according to folk belief, protects the bearer from evil force.
5. Armenian Letter Art and its Cultural Expressions 2018 Inscribed on the ICH RP list in 2019
6. Tradition of making and using tonIr 2016 Tonir is an underground, clay wall oven used for baking, traditional cooking, as well as for heating.
7. Traditional carpet weaving 2018 Armenian carpets are extremely diverse, vibrant, colorful and everywhere nice decoration.
8. Embroidery 2011 Embroidery is one of the oldest form of decorative-applied art.
9. Vordan the red. Traditional knowledge, skills and experience related to the Armenian red worm 2019 Vordan the red is a special type of insect dye which is used for centuries in miniature painting, carpet making, medicine and etc.
10. Clclan of Gyumri (Mushurba) 2019 Clclan is a water bowl made of copper and brass, called Clclan for the special structure and the sound of water bubbles.

 

Folk Beliefs
1. Increasing the Katik 2010 Baby care habits
2. Worship of St. Tevatoros 2010 Pilgrimage to Nigavan village of Aragatsotn region dedicated to the worship of St. Tevatoros.
3. Worship of “Tukh Manouk” 2010 “Tukh Manouk” worship and beliefs in Kasakh village of Aragatsotn region of RA
4. Pilgrimage to the monastery of St. Thaddeus Under process for the ICH RP list, 2020

 

National Cuisine
1. Khavits 2010 Traditional food made with flour
2. Symbolic use and decoration of the “Year bread” 2010 The New Year custom of bread baking as a folk believes the evidence
3. Gata’s preparation and cultural manifestations 2016 Sweet cake made with oil, milk, egg. Preparation skills are practised by women.
4. Preparation of Fruit Vodka 2018 The vodka made from different fruits is typical of the rural communities that practice gardening.
5. The tradition of cooking and using yogurt (Matsun) 2018 Matsun is one of the oldest dairy products widely used in Armenia. Made from cow’s, sheep’s, goat’s and buffalo’s milk or their mixtures.
6. Lavash. Traditional bread preparation, significance and cultural manifestations 2013 Inscribed on the ICH RP list in 2014
7. Winemaking 2018 Winemaking has a long history in the Armenian Highlands. Traditional forms of winemaking have been preserved till nowadays.

 

Holidays and rituals
1. Traditional wedding ritual 2010 Tradition of marriage rites
2. St. Sargis Holiday 2010 Folk celebration of love and youth in St. Sarkis Day
3. Terndez 2010 Newlyweds’ holiday accompanied by the jumping on fire, dancing and future guessing
4. Vardavar 2010 A feast of water accompanied by water filling and other folk customs
5. Khachbur 2011 Khachbur is cross-stitched, the tree-like image associated with the cult of the grain.
6. Barekendan 2010 The celebration of Shrovetide called Barekendan in Armenia, which is a popular feast accompanied by carnival songs and dances.

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