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

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. 

Armen Ghazaryan

Brewing in Armenia has a history of millenniums and today there is a new boost of Armenian beer production again. It is best characterized by the existence of Beer Academy in Yerevan. One of the founders of the Beer Academy Armen Ghazaryan tells us about the Armenian beer. 

Armen Kirakosyan

Solar energy powered electricity is gaining wide spread across diverse European countries. “Armenia can have great results in this field too”, - say Armen Kirakosyan. He is engaged in the production of solar heaters together with his friends. 

Gayane Mikayelyan: master of batik

In Armenia the fans of textile art – batik seem to be as many as its masters. Despite that this type of art reached Armenia from Far East and it’s not an Armenian art, yet it is practiced here as well by Armenian masters using Armenian motives. 

Artak Zakaryan

Armenian beech wood, the work of Armenian masters and designer: Actic toys – ecofriendly toys made in Armenia. The author of idea and head of production is the hero of our program Artak Zakaryan.