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Turkmenistan celebrates Turkmen Carpet Day
27 May
Turkmenistan celebrates Turkmen Carpet Day

On May 26, 2019, Day of Turkmen Carpet was festively celebrated in Turkmenistan. Informs turkmenistan.ru. The International Exhibition “Turkmen Carpets–Adornment of the World” and the XIX Conference of the World Association of Connoisseurs of Turkmen Carpet were the major celebration venues in Ashgabat. The festive events were attended by the guests from Germany, France, China, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan and other countries.

A large-scale exhibition of carpets and rugs was set up in the exposition halls of the National Museum of Turkmen Carpet and on the grounds of the adjacent territory. The guests viewed the products of the festive exhibition of carpets and rugs. Then, the National Museum of Turkmen Carpet hosted a ceremony of awarding workers of the carpet industry. Under the decree by President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, in honour of Day of Turkmen Carpet, sixteen skilled female carpet weavers were awarded the honorary title of “Honored Carpet Weaver of Turkmenistan” for their great contribution to the development of the national art of carpet weaving.

In the afternoon, the XIX conference of the World Association of Connoisseurs of Turkmen Carpet was held in the conference room of the Ministry of Textile Industry of Turkmenistan. At the conference, Turkmen and foreign experts discussed topical issues related to studying the history of the development of handmade carpet weaving in different countries of the region and the world, as well as the mutual influence of traditions of decorative and applied art.