Qoqand is ready for the international festival of folk art
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) -- A festive atmosphere reigns in the ancient city. Not without reason, this international event will be held in Qoqand. Since ancient times, this city was one of the cultural centers in which different areas of handicraft and folk art developed at a high level. The traditions of “Master Apprentice”, dynasties of craftsmen, secrets of folk craftsmanship are passed down from generation to generation.
Today in Qoqand, traditions and folk arts are also being consistently developed, in particular, wood carving, plumbing, jewelry, and paper production.
In accordance with the resolution of the World Handicraft Council from 23 July 2019, Qoqand was granted the status of a Handicraft city of wood carving. To date, 35 cities from around the world have been awarded this status. Among the CIS countries, Qoqand was the first to be included in this list.
The festival will be attended by 1,116 artisans and 87 organizers in 34 areas of craftsmanship from 153 districts. 191 foreign artisans in 29 areas of handicraft from 78 countries will also participate. As distinguished guests, 38 high-ranking foreign statesmen and scientists are expected. Within the framework of the festival, a scientific-applied conference “Prospects for the development of handicraft and folk-applied art” will be held, in which 28 foreign scientists from 24 countries and six scientists from Uzbekistan will take part.
The events of the festival will be covered by over 400 representatives of local media and 22 foreign journalists.
Today, the restoration of 12 historical monuments, which will be visited by foreign guests and participants of the festival, has been completed. Prepared over 20 houses-workshops of representatives of the Qoqand national handicraft, four cultural recreation institutions. Landscaped areas near multi-storey buildings and roads, Qoqand squares. The main events of the festival will be held on the Khudoyorkhon Urdasi Square. There is a stage and an amphitheater.
Near the central square, various exhibitions of handicrafts, folk art, fine art, and ancient handicraft machines will be organized. The production process, feature films and documentaries, books, albums and photographs about folk arts will be presented.
Within the framework of the festival, national clothes will be demonstrated, demonstrations of tightrope walkers, comedians, and folk groups will be organized.
To prepare the festival events at a high level, talented professional screenwriters and directors, writers and poets, craftsmen, stage artists, and artists were involved.