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Armenian Workshop Makes Carpets The Traditional Way

RFE/RL recently attended a workshop for traditional carpet weaving in the village of Getik, located in Armenia's Gegharkunik region. The event was made possible thanks to sponsorship from the charity organizations Armenian Caritas and Cross of Armenian Unity. (Photos by Karen Minasyan from RFE/RL's Armenian Service) (12 PHOTOS)

Traditional techniques are used even in the process of acquiring yarn.
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Traditional techniques are used even in the process of acquiring yarn.

With much patience, beautiful designs start to form.
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With much patience, beautiful designs start to form.

Raw materials are used to make string.
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Raw materials are used to make string.

A patterned rug begins to emerge.
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A patterned rug begins to emerge.

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A woman gathers string to form a ball of yarn in front of a variety of colored thread.
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A woman gathers string to form a ball of yarn in front of a variety of colored thread.

A delicate embroidery hangs on the wall.
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A delicate embroidery hangs on the wall.

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The carpet workshop is located in the village of Getik, in Armenia's Gegharkuniq region.
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The carpet workshop is located in the village of Getik, in Armenia's Gegharkuniq region.

Women work on their carpet designs as they weave the rugs.
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Women work on their carpet designs as they weave the rugs.

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