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

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.” 

Sergey Tovmasyan


Actor Sergey Tovmasyan creates images from pine wood, which seem to breathe and move. The topics are Armenian and universal. “I prefer the Armenian themes in my works, because my roots are here. Nowhere else I can create such works”, - says Sergey. 
 

New Year Ornaments


New Year is hard to imagine without Christmas tree and decorations. Armenian mastes of handicraft offer innovations. Lala Mneyan, Sona Ramazyan, Ernest Voskanyan and Mariam Hakobyan make felt toys, Christmas trees made of diverse materials and holiday light-houses. 

Ayl Kerp (Otherwise)


In 2014 Sofya Khachatryan, Anahit Hakobyan and Elina Melikyan made a decision to produce an Armenian intellectual table game called Ayl Kerp (otherwise), which is quite popular now among young people. Ayl Kerp was followed by “Ayl Kerpik” for children, then Mek Shnchov (in on breath) and Zil Zarr (cool dice). In the beginning it was just a hobby for the friends, now it’s also a small business treated in enthusiasm and love by its founders. 
 

 

Masters of New Year Gifts


There are many artists making New Year toys and accessories. There are many masters, for whom it’s both a profession, and a pleasant creative work at the same time. Anna makes felt angels, Tsovinar – dolls, Anahit – toys, while Margarita embroiders with toys. These are the heros of our festive program.