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Posted by: Ecaterina Arvintii

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17 Oct. 2020 / 15:17

"Woven Poems" - a unique exhibition of traditional Moldovan carpets and costumes, exhibited in Geneva

"Woven Poems" - is the theme of a unique exhibition of traditional carpets and costumes from the Republic of Moldova, opened on October 15-29 at the Palace of Nations in Geneva, Sweden. The exhibition of unique, handmade carpets celebrates the rich history and customs of all ethnic groups living in the Republic of Moldova.

"It is said that through crafts we can save the spirit of tradition, and through tradition we can save the soul of a nation. There were times in the history of our people when a carpet, which was passed down from generation to generation, was the most precious asset of a family, its coat of arms of nobility and the symbol of a book of life and our common destiny," it is mentioned on the page of Facebook "Moldovan Mission in Geneva".

According to the quoted source, the exhibition "Woven Poems" sums up traditional carpets and costumes from the Republic of Moldova from the collection of the Rustic Art Crafts Complex from Clişova Nouă, Orhei district, founded and led by Ecaterina Popescu.

Included in the UNESCO List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2016, the traditional craftsmanship of the wall carpet in the Republic of Moldova represents a wealth of tradition, history and culture. Historically woven by women, Moldovan rugs are often like a book, sharing the ancestral messages of wisdom, peace and goodwill.

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