History Museum of Armenia launches a new project, "Armenian Costume of the XVIII-XIX Centuries"

From today, the History Museum of Armenia launches a new project, "Armenian Costume of the XVIII-XIX Centuries", within the framework of which classic samples of Armenian costumes from the museum's collection from almost all historical and ethnographic regions of Armenia will be published in an exhibition at the History Museum of Armenia.

Armenian national clothing (Taraz)

Despite the wars, emigrations and foreign dominations that have taken place for millennia, the Armenian people were able to preserve the symbolic ideas and meanings of costumes, ornaments and colors from deep antiquity. This is evidenced by their similarities with medieval sculptures, miniatures, and pottery.

The headdress, the bracelet, the brooch, the ring, the belt, the apron, which are an integral part of the costume complexes, carry the cult, ritual-magic symbol attributed to them from ancient times. In all its variants, the Armenian costume, as in the Middle Ages, is dominated by the colors of the four elements, which, according to the great Armenian philosopher of the XIV century, painter Grigor Tatevatsi, express "the earth, the whiteness of the water, the red of the air և the yellow of fire", symbolizing moral qualities. apricot-wisdom և common sense, red-courage և martyrdom, blue-heavenly justice, white-purity.

Picture, Armenian woman in the costume from Karin (Erzrum), the beginning of XX century, HMA

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