Five identical ornaments are embroidered in many-coloured silk threads and gold metal thread on the two ends of the white towel.  The roundish composition in the centre of a boat-like image in colourful/many-coloured   threads is surrounded with coniferous branches, flowers and leaves.  The towel ends have a row of cypresses alternated with a flower and a house above the linear pattern made in metal thread. Collection : Ethnographic collection Exposition : Period : Modern Era Era : end of the 19 [...]

The apron has a remarkable composition with an image of a cross adorned with flowers in the centre, which is framed by images of equal-armed crosses and stars.  The carpet-like composition is outlined  by a band of many-coloured lozenges.  Images of flowery sprouts symbolizing fertility decorate the apron in the part that embraces the abdomen. Collection : Ethnographic collection Exposition : Period : Modern Era Era : 19th century Location : Vaspurakan Place : Material : Wool Inventar # : 644

The velvet dress consists of two parts. The bust is open and it has buttons. Both parts have vegetal patterns in many colours. The lining is made of white cotton cloth. Collection : Ethnographic collection Exposition : Armenian Traditional Costume 18th – 19th cc. Period : Modern Era Era : 1880 Location : Upper Armenia (Bardzr Hayk) Place : Arabkir Material : Silk Inventar # : 885, 886

The unique outfit is made of green velvet is embroidered in gold thread. Double snakes-dragons and stylized trees of life are luxuriously embroideredon the two fronts and sleeves. The inner dress is made of sky blue silk decorated with embroidered branches and baskets and edges with laces. The silk brassiere is decorated with floral motifs. Collection : Ethnographic collection Exposition : Armenian Traditional Costume 18th – 19th cc. Period : Modern Era Era : 19th century Location : Upper Armeni [...]

Episodes from the life of Christ - the Annunciation, the Baptism and the Adoration of the Magi -  are embroidered on the light greenish foundation.  The scenes are divided from each other by columns, the capitals of which are decorated with the heads of winged angels. Collection : Ethnographic collection Exposition : Treasures of the Armenian Church Period : Modern Era Era : 1723 Location : Diaspora Communities Place : Smyrna Material : Silk Inventar # : 1726

The flat-woven carpet that consists of one complete piece is made in the complex technique of twining.  Images of big dragons in four rows decorate the surface of the flat-weaving.  The scales of the body of the dragons, their eyes and tails are emphasized.  Images of two-headed birds are woven near the dragons.  The flat-woven carpet ends in a netted edge. Collection : Ethnographic collection Exposition : Armenian Carpets Period : Modern Era Era : late 19th century Location : Artsakh Place : Ha [...]

The woman-shaped vessel, with a face, has  handles that rest  on the upper part of the belly.  The woman’s nose is onlaid, her eyes and mouth are made of pieces of faience. The two strings of her necklace, her belt and her arms are incrusted with pieces of faience.  In the centre of the body is a big round opening.  A family stored salt supplies of several months in such salt jars. Collection : Ethnographic collection Exposition : Armenian Applied Art 15th – 17th cc. Period : Middle Ages Era : l [...]

Two narrative scenes are represented in embroidery on a quadrangular piece of fine silk cloth of white colour.  The scene of Christ’s Resurrection is depicted on one half of the cover. In the foreground of the domed temple symbolizing Jerusalem are the myrrh-bringing women who came to the grave of Jesus and saw the empty grave in surprise.  Two of the women hold chalices with the myrrh for anointment in their hands, the third women holds a scroll-like object. On the left is the empty grave with [...]

The carpet has a rich ornamental design.  Stylized images of a frog, a symbol of fertility, fill the entire carpet field in bright red, black and white.  The wide border is decorated with solar images. Collection : Ethnographic collection Exposition : Armenian Carpets Period : Contemporary Era Era : early of the 20th century Location : Syunik Place : Material : Wool Inventar # : 11132

The main ornamental motif in the composition is the tree of life with apple-bearing branches.  The principal image appears three times along the vertical axis of the carpet.  The whole surface is decorated with branches, leaves and rosettes.  On the upper end, the carpet foundation colour changes from whitish to red. Collection : Ethnographic collection Exposition : Armenian Carpets Period : Contemporary Era Era : early of the 20th century Location : Parskahayk Place : Salmast Material : Wool In [...]