Festival of traditional textile of Uzbekistan "Atlas Bayrami"
Festival of traditional textile, "Atlas Bayrami" (Celebrating Atlas), will be held in Margilan from 10 to 12 September, 2015. The Festival is organized by the Margilan Crafts Development Centre in close cooperation with the Khakimiyat of Margilan, State Crafts Association “Hunarmand”, National Commission of Uzbekistan for UNESCO, the DVV International in Uzbekistan and UNESCO Tashkent Office.
Main purpose of the Festival is to safeguard and promote the cultural heritage of Uzbekistan, support the development of traditional crafts and improve the quality and design of the crafts products, particularly the traditional textiles.
the development of traditional crafts and improve the quality and design of the crafts products, particularly the traditional textiles.
The leading craftsmen and craftswomen of Uzbekistan, specialists in the field of traditional crafts, representatives of local authorities and communities will participate in the Festival. Furthermore, foreign guests, including a group of leading experts on traditional Korean textile and design, and the UNESCO Artist for Peace, Ms. Bibi Russell, will be present at the Festival.
The following activities have been planned in the framework of the Festival:
Scientific conference “Current Issues on Safeguarding and Development of Traditional Textile in Uzbekistan”;
Art exhibition on traditional embroidery and skullcaps in Fergana History museum and in a Margilan Crafts Development Centre;
Practical trainings and master-classes on traditional embroidery, block printing, natural dyeing, design and marketing;
Seminar on application of modern design in crafts (with the support of Korean National Commission for UNESCO);
Defile/fashion show with the elements of the traditional textile of the leading designers of Uzbekistan;
Uzbekistan traditional crafts fair.
Also, the award ceremony of the best masters and designers of Uzbekistan in the framework of Festival will take place on 12 September. Crafts products were assessed by the jury composed of national and international experts. With these awards, the goal is to ensure the preservation and development of traditional crafts and recognition of their importance for the innovative design.