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.