Arts and Crafts Festival

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Woodcarving for sale at the 2018 festival. (Photo by Hrant Sahakyan, My Armenia Program)

The Arts and Crafts Festival, held in Dilijan, promotes regionally-specific arts and crafts, including decorative arts like pottery, blacksmithing, woodworking, and national cuisine. Visitors can also catch a glimpse of carpet-weaving techniques and view different types of Armenian carpets – some from museum collections brought out for open air display.

Throughout the Festival, groups perform songs, dances and national musical instruments of different communities from across Armenia. This Festival is the perfect place for travelers to enjoy a mixture of traditional and contemporary Armenian culture.

In 2018, 2,000 participants came to enjoy Tavush region's arts and crafts.

Photo by Hrant Sahakyan, My Armenia Program

Armenian traditional folk dance during the Arts and Crafts Festival.

Photo by Hrant Sahakyan, My Armenia Program

Visitors browse the stalls of local handicrafts including carpets, dolls, and paintings.

Photo by Hrant Sahakyan, My Armenia Program

Women make lavash, an Armenian flatbread with many regional varieties.

Photo by Hrant Sahakyan, My Armenia Program

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