Batik, felt, organic cosmetics, cousine, dolls: the handicraft of Armenian masters makes part of the Armenian thought and culture. Whatever they make, they all have national handwriting, smell and taste. However different their work and product is, one look is quite enough to understand it’s made in Armenia.   
 
Periodicity – every Friday, at 10:40

Christmas Ritual Puppets


Traditional puppets, Kaghand grandfather, khlvliks and aralezes have been transformed into new puppets today. Puppet makers show how to do it, preserving the sacrament and content of folk rituals of Christmas.

Nune Chukhajyan


At present, felting is widespread in Armenia. Nune Chukhajyan is doing art work in this type of craft. Works with various methods, such as nuno felting, felt drawing, and ecoprinting. She makes jackets, scarves, bags, hats and accessories.

 

Mamikon Mikayelyan, Ashot Mikayelyan


Mamikon and Ashot Mikayelyans are artists, sculptors and fond of experiments. They work with diverse materials: copper, silver, stone, wood. They even treat jewelry like a sculpture. The twin brothers work together, discuss, argue, agree, eventually producing such works which satisfy them both.
 

 

Aram Muradyan


Aram is an animator by profession. In addition, he makes furniture from anything he comes across - old furniture, old iron pieces, TV screens, old beds. "The material does not matter, the important thing is to see what can it turn to, and I do see that." 
It is like a sense of victory for Aram and his brother Hayk when they make something out of nothing.
 

Heghnar Petrosyan


Heghnar Petrosyan inhales a second life to flowers by making decorations with dried flowers. She tries to get flower collages with the help of plants growing in Armenia and picture the nature of Armenia. 

Spartak Gevorgyan


Spartak Gevorgyan's copper sculptures mainly feature women. "It can not be falsified in art, especially when care is needed, and when creating a woman's image, you need to be even more honest", - our hero is convinced.

Tatyana Fetisova


Puppet maker Tatyana Fetisova is making puppets from textile, which are reminiscent of cartoon heroes. Tatiana does not sell puppets, she says, but rather adopts them.
 

Aram Hunanyan


The ceramist Aram Hunanyan is preparing angels, during which he quietly talks to them. The master is confident that when plastering angels it is necessary to be calm and this peace with the souvenirs will reach people making them kinder.
 

Arpi Rustamyan


The art of enamelwork is popular in many countries. Today, Armenian masters also practice it using Armenian ornaments. Musician Arpi Rustamyan has been combining music and the art of enamelwork for several years now. "I am inspired by old masters and their work; there is Armenian spirit in all my works," Arpi says. 
 

Armine Khachatryan


Authors Agatangeghos, Movses Khorenatsi testify about the ancient Armenian embroidery. The needlework from Marash, Urfa, Sivas, Ayntap, Van is well known and have reached our days. Today, embroidery masters are trying to continue the traditions of Armenian embroidery. Embroidery master Armine Khachatryan believes that the rich heritage of Armenian embroidery can be turned into an evolving branch of art in Armenia.

Karine Avetisyan


Karine Avetisyan is a chemist by profession. Her love for arts drove her to making unique accessories: by combining ordinary chains with stones she creates necklaces, bracelets, brooches. 

Nona Melkonyan: Doll Maker


The dolls Nona Melkonyan makes are made of paper (papier-mache), yet expressive and emotional. “I talk to them aloud as I work, that is why they are different and unique.”