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Marash Embroideries

A collection of ​authentic Marash needlework from the 19th Century

Needlework, being a part of applied arts has been part of Armenian culture since time immemorial. Armenian needlework is rich and versatile. Various towns and provinces before the Genocide used to have their peculiar ways of embroidering.  Marash, a town of Cilician Armenia, was famous for its embroidery. W.J. Childs, in the preface of his book “Across Asia Minor on Foot”,
in 1907 wrote “…you can also see pieces of Marash needlework done by young ladies. It is a kind of embroidery named after the town.
People in Marash make a living by home crafts”.

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