The traditional Turkish arts and crafts have been presented to the taste of art lovers at an exhibition and workshop held in Moscow, the capital of Russia, as part of the Turkey-Russia Mutual Culture and Tourism Year.
Calligraphy, paper crafting or quilling, miniature, felt craft, gilding and marbling were introduced by craft artists at an exhibition consisting of their works and crafts as well as at the workshops they organized to demonstrate the intricacies of their arts and crafts.
The exhibition was organized by Yunus Emre Institute's Moscow Branch in cooperation of the Turkish embassy, and Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey to Moscow Mehmet Samsar delivered a keynote speech during the opening ceremony. Noting that art is one of the valuable bridges that unite bridges, Samsar underlined that handcrafts are the most profound and most meaningful examples of the cultural wealth of a nation.
The attendants had a chance not only to examine the works on display closely, but also to have a first-hand experience in how those works are produced under the mentoring of their masters.