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Iconography in Armenian Woven Art
December 02 , 2017 , 14:42
Iconography in Armenian Woven Art

Master weaver and textile designer Hratch Kozybeyokian will speak on Iconography in Armenian Woven Art. One of the most ancient of Armenian decorative arts, rug making is a mix of aesthetics, functionality and material culture, as well as being a true folk art. As striking as the carpets are, their patterns express not only beauty, but a symbolic language as well--a deep red field has significance far beyond its appearance; four zoomorphic figures arranged around a cross and centered in the field axis form not just a medallion but a statement of faith. A hand-woven rug can represent a throne or a holy area, can provide evidence of wealth or royalty, or can be a testament or dedicatory object.