Textiles, carpets, as well as objects of copper, stone, wood and faïence, prevail in the Armenian applied arts of the 15th-19th centuries. Both in their historical native land and in distant communities, Armenian craftsmen manifested surprising faithfulness to the sources of ancient and medieval Armenian art in their works, leaving an artistic heritage of original features.
The Exhibition presents:
- priceless examples from the famous centres of Armenian craftsmanship: Van, Karin, Jugha, Lori, Gyumri, Tokat, Constantinople, Smyrna, Kutina (Kutahya), Sebastia, Ispahan, Tiflis, Calcutta and Damascus
- copper trays, adornments of faïence for chandeliers, glazed tiles, stone pitchers, goblets, plates, decorated wooden doors and other carved objects.