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Women’s Union of Turkmenistan – Winner of the Carec Special Programme Prize

In the period of the Revival of the New Era of the Powerful State, much attention is paid to the development of the women’s movement in our independent and neutral Motherland. Being one of the largest public organisations in the country, whose ranks unite thousands of the most active participants in the grandiose achievements of today, the Women’s Union is an authoritative force in the implementation of creative transformations initiated by the National Leader of the Turkmen people, Hero-Arkadag Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and now successfully implemented by President Serdar Berdimuhamedov. The state provides women with all kinds of benefits, creates conditions for their decent life and creative work, ensuring gender equality at the legislative level. Currently, representatives of the fair half of Turkmen society work in government structures – legislative and executive bodies, participate in foreign-policy activities, are successfully engaged in entrepreneurship, and make a significant contribution to the implementation of grandiose programmes aimed at bringing their Motherland into the ranks of developed countries of the world. At the same time, it should be noted that the country is carrying out comprehensive work to respect their rights and interests, to support the family and to protect motherhood and childhood. The practical steps taken in this direction are highly appreci

The film «Daragt» is among the winners of the Minsk International Film Festival «Listapad»

«7/24. tm» № 49 (184) 04.12.2023 The results of the International Film Festival «Listapad» were announced in Minsk on November 24. The film «Daragt» by Turkmen film director Sahysalykh Bairamov was among the winners of 2023.

With Respect for Folk Traditions

Women’s needlework is a fine and unique art. And if it has stood the test of time, like Turkmen embroidery, then it is the cultural heritage of the people. The skill of hand embroidery is an important part of Turkmen decorative and applied arts, passed down from one generation to another and has survived to this day as an indisputable property of the nation. Embroidered canvases can be called an artistic narrative, telling about the glorious past of the people, the way of life of our ancestors, national traditions and achievements. Like other types of needlework (carpet weaving and felting), embroidery in various ways has been known to the Turkmen for hundreds of years. The variety of patterns and their harmony is a synthesis of long historical development and a result of centuries-old traditions. This is evidenced by archaeological findings and ancient specimens of embroidery kept in the storerooms of state museums and private collections. Therefore, it is necessary to protect the priceless heritage and to study it from a scientific point of view.

Turkmenistan Hosts Specialised Exhibition of the Islamic Republic of Iran

The Iran Prože Specialised Exhibition of the Islamic Republic of Iran was organised in the capital of Turkmenistan jointly with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Turkmenistan. The exhibition of the achievements of Iranian commodity producers, designed to help the two neighbouring countries strengthen and expand trade and economic cooperation served as an effective platform to showcase their scientific and industrial potential and to search for new ways to boost fruitful partnerships in a wide range of areas.

Youth Promotes Values of Peace and Cooperation

The Youth Forum entitled “New Epoch of the Great Silk Road”, initiated by the President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov, became a landmark event in interstate humanitarian cooperation. Representatives of youth organisations, parliaments, government agencies, businesses, science, education, culture and art from Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and China and ambassadors for the Sustainable Development Programme for Central Asia and China conducted for three days a mutually interested and constructive dialogue on a wide range of issues of concern to young people. The event was completed successfully, its participants left for their countries, but the Forum became of timeless significance, serving as an organising element of the future world, beçause in 5, 10, 15 years, this future will be in the hands of these young people. The modern world is changing rapidly. All global problems of humanity invariably have a youth dimension. Therefore, it is young people who today seek more than ever before to comprehend their role in sustainable development and the development of a culture of peace and cooperation based on universal humanistic values. In this regard, the role of international youth forums in building the future of the world is difficult to overestimate. Such events, held on an ongoing basis, help young people find like-minded people and togeth

State Museum of the State Cultural Centre of Turkmenistan is 25 Years Old

In November 1998, the State Museum of the State Cultural Centre of Turkmenistan was festively opened. It was formed as a result of merging two previously operating museums – the Museum of National History and Ethnography of Turkmenistan and the Museum of Fine Arts of Turkmenistan. At the end of April 2011, the National Leader of the Turkmen people, Chairman of the Halk Maslahaty Hero-Arkadag Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov issued a Resolution on the creation of its branches within the structure of the Main National Museum of Turkmenistan – the Galkynyş Museum, the Bitaraplyk Museum and the Garaşsyzlyk Museum and on placing them respectively in Monuments to the Constitution of Turkmenistan, to the Neutrality of Turkmenistan and to the Independence of Turkmenistan. Currently, the State Museum includes the Museum of the President of Turkmenistan, the Museum of the History of Turkmenistan, the Museum of Ethnography and Local History and the above branches.

Traditional Costume – Heritage of the Turkmen People

The national costume of the Turkmen people, going along a long path of development, is linked closely to the history, traditions and aesthetic views of the era. The design of a modern costume cannot evolve in isolation from national traditions. The national costume is not only a bright element of age-old culture, but also the integrity of traditional cut, ornament and decor. Today is the heyday of the Turkmen national culture, a time when special attention is paid to national decorative art. An important element in clothing design is the properties of fabrics, embroidery, finishing and their decorative capabilities. All the typical features of ancient Turkmen clothing are transferred to modern design: the traditional dress and robe are adopted as the basis.

The Diligence of Farmers Increases the Generosity of the Native Land

Harvest Day Is Solemnly Celebrated in Turkmenistan Harvest Day is widely celebrated in the country on November 12, symbolising the remarkable talent and diligence of Turkmen farmers and the enduring generosity of the native land.

Dialogue of National Cultures – the Path of Rapprochement and Mutual Understanding Among the Peoples of the World

International Festival of Theatrical Art Takes Place in Turkmenistan The IV International Festival entitled “Theatrical Art of the Happy Era” took place in the Turkmen capital.

Art festival

Today, the 4th international festival «Theatrical Art of the Age of Happiness» began its work in the main drama theater named after Great Saparmurat Turkmenbashi in the beautiful capital, with the performance of theater groups representing different countries. Turkmenistan is represented at the festival by the Great Saparmurat Turkmenbashi Main Drama Theatre, Alp Arslan National Drama Theatre, Turkmen State Puppet Theatre,  Magtymguly National Music-Drama Theatre, Mollanepes Student Theatre and Aman Gulmammedov State Drama Theatre of Arkadag City.

Diwali is the Festival of Lights

Yesterday, at the «Yyldyz» hotel in Ashgabat, a fire festival called «Diwali» was held under the auspices of the Embassy of the Republic of India in Turkmenistan.

Dawn of Arkadag International Film Festival closes

«7/24.tm»№ 43 (178) 23.10.2023 The closing ceremony of the Dawn of Arkadag International Film Festival that had brought together cinematographers from the Central Asian countries took place at Aman Gulmammedov State Drama Theatre in Arkadag City.

V Vienna Ball was held in the Arkadag city

The eagerly awaited V Vienna Ball was held in the city of Arkadag of our beloved country.  The Vienna ball dance, which is popular among European and Asian countries, was held for the first time in our country on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of our Independence.

Improvisations Of Colouful Felt

In the period of the Revival of the New Era of the Powerful State in our country, great attention is paid to the development of national culture and the enrichment and popularisation of the rich cultural heritage of the Turkmen people in the country and the world. Work is also underway to include new national values in the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, including the Art of Turkmen mat felting. This ancient craft, which has become an art in the hands of Turkmen craftswomen, is popular in our country and today finds a new application in everyday life. A well-known expert in national costume and carpet weaving, ethnographer Ajap Bayriyeva is working on a new project “Felt in the modern design of jewellery and accessories”. In her works, she interprets issues of the preservation, development and rethinking of national traditions in felting that are important for contemporary art: clothes and fashionable ethno accessories made of felt, which are becoming more and more popular among the female population with every passing year.

The Continuity of Generations

An art exhibition to mark the 110th birth anniversary of the People’s Artist Yevgeniya Adamova and the 80th anniversary of the sculptor, Honoured Art Worker of Turkmenistan Nurmuhammed Atayev has opened at the Museum of Fine Arts of Turkmenistan. Many years have passed since the creation of wonderful canvases by Ye. Adamova, but the power of her talent can still amaze the viewer. At the exhibition, the visitor will involuntarily stop in front of her canvases, admiring the perfection of painting and the brightness of the master’s unfading colours. The main theme of Ye. Adamova’s works was Turkmenistan and its people, simple and sincere people are the characters of the paintings At the Bedside of a Wounded Son, At Leisure, All the Same, I Will Study!, Happiness, Nobility to Be Yourself and many others. The feat of Turkmen women who donated tonnes of family heirlooms made of silver to the Defence Fund in the name of Victory in the Great Patriotic War will live for centuries. On this topic, the national artist Yevgeniya Adamova created the textbook painting Turkmen Women for the Motherland, immortalising the feat of our workers.

A Gift to the Museum is a Gift to Descendants

A solemn conference entitled “Mähir siňen nepislik” was held at the Centre for Public Organisations in the capital. It was devoted to the donation to the State Museum of the State Cultural Centre of Turkmenistan of products of national decorative and applied arts – amulets-alaja, woven by the mother of the National Leader of the Turkmen people Hero-Arkadag, grandmother of President Serdar Berdimuhamedov Ogulabat eje. The participation and speeches of the Heroes of Turkmenistan Gozel Shaguliyeva and Chinar Rustemova gave significance and high level to the event. As noted by the forum participants, hand-made carpet weaving and the art of “keşde” embroidery, as an integral part of the history and culture of the people, is in the focus of the state policy of President Serdar Berdimuhamedov, aimed at the preservation, comprehensive development and popularisation of the heritage of the ancestors. Arkadagly Serdar, continuing the great achievements begun under the wise leadership of the Hero Arkadag in the period of the Revival of the New Era of the Powerful State, pays great attention to the issues of historical and cultural heritage.

Promising Sector of the Economy

The textile industry, being one of the most dynamically developing sectors of the country’s economy, has a powerful production infrastructure and raw material base. And it is not accidental that in the strategy of the diversification and modernisation of the economy, carried out on the initiative of the esteemed President Serdar Berdimuhamedov, this industry occupies a leading place. Currently, Turkmenistan is at a stage of stable economic growth and at a qualitatively new phase of socioeconomic development, one of the goals of which is the entry of our country into the world economic community on the terms of a full member. To achieve this goal, the textile industry is one of the most promising sectors of the national economy. It should also be noted that the textile industry of Turkmenistan is the most important diversified and innovatively attractive sector of the economy. If you analyse the priorities of the consumption of the population, then the textile industry is in the second place immediately after food products, which undoubtedly indicates its exceptional importance.

Keshde – an Artistic Embroidery

For hundreds of years, Turkmen craftswomen have been conquering the hearts of ethnic art connoisseurs with artistic embroidery. This is evidenced by the rich museum collections of folk clothing with unique specimens of embroidery, the variety of styles of which is fascinating. The history of this decorative and applied art goes back to the antiquity and is closely intertwined with the culture of the Turkmen people. The embroiderers’ works reflect the way of life, traditions, customs and reverent attitude to the world of nature, and all this was recreated in combination with a flight of creative imagination and professional techniques. Stitch by stitch, the dexterous hands of embroiderers continue to interpret traditional patterns in a modern way and bring fresh ideas to ancient art. Turkmen embroidery is special in that it is diverse and covers “in its own way” tahya and decorates women’s dresses and scarves, men’s dressing gowns and children’s clothes with graceful patterns. The ornament of each motif is unlimitable, created with silk threads and blends harmoniously with neighbouring patterns – this is how the canvas of the ornament, in which an embroiderer reveals her rich imagination, skill and talent, is formed. In old times, this decoration of clothes spotlighted the social and family status of the owner, marital status and partly age, not only served for bea

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Turkmen Student — Participant in the International Youth Forum

A fourth-year student of the Institute of International Relations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan Kuvvat Mamedov recently became a participant in the traditional International Youth Forum on Creativity and Heritage along the Great Silk Road, which was held in China at the sites of the cities of Changsha and Nanjing. It was organised by UNESCO in cooperation with the National Commission of the People’s Republic of China for UNESCO, the World Federation of UNESCO Associations, Centres and Clubs and regional municipalities. Vouchers for participation in the Forum were delegated to activists and volunteers from dozens of countries around the world, who had successfully passed two stages of a kind of intellectual competition held within its framework. The first one was held in the format of an essay compiled on the basis of written answers to questions asked by the organisers. The second step was the interview.