The international exhibition-fair dedicated to the Turkmen Carpet Day opened on May 31 in Ashgabat.
Guests were offered not only carpets and rugs, but also textiles, traditional jewelry and many other domestic products. Unique exhibits that attracted the eyes of a large number of people were skillfully made copies of "Pazyryk carpets" found in the Altai mountains. This year the number of participants in the event is more than 120, among them are leading carpet manufacturers, trading companies and businessmen.
In honor of the Turkmen Carpet Day there was also a ceremony of congratulating female employees of carpet companies who were awarded the title of honored carpet-makers this year.
The second part of the program at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry included the XX conference of the International Association of Turkmen Handmade Carpets Connoisseurs. Representatives from Uzbekistan, Russia, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, China, the UAE, Japan and Saudi Arabia participated in the event online. Experts of the industry shared their views on historical origins of carpet ornaments, issues of preservation and development of carpet weaving traditions.