Tashkent, Nov. 8, 2017. /Kabar/. Representatives of Kyrgyzstan take part in the 1st Tashkent International Festival of Decorative and Applied Art.
UNESCO expert on intangible cultural heritage from Kyrgyzstan Dinara Chochunbaeva said that, this festival is very important, because Uzbekistan has a deep theoretical base in this area since the times of the Soviet Union.
"We have already completed work on online encyclopedia of traditional art, which was initiated by the World Craft Council of the Asia-Pacific region. The leadership of Uzbek theorists was also noticeable here," she said.
The organizers said that, the aim of the festival is to strengthen international cultural ties, popularize traditional and modern arts and crafts of Uzbekistan and other countries, revive forgotten folk crafts, identify interesting experimental forms in applied art.
Within the framework of the festival, leading specialists of applied art will be able to discuss current problems of the current state of traditional and non-traditional crafts. There will be master classes and defile of modern costume for students of specialized educational institutions, as well as Uzbek and foreign designers.
This festival is held in Tashkent for the first time and is a kind of experiment.