Sunday, July 31, 2022

Museum Visit

 Yesterday was World Embroidery Day so thought I’d share our visit of July 11th to the Central State Museum of Kazakhstan located in Almaty.

From 1931, the museum was based in a former cathedral (built by A.P. Zenkov between 1904-1907) but a new building was designed and erected in 1985.
 It is said to be one of the biggest museums in Central Asia and houses a collection of more than 300,000 artifacts across 7 main exhibition halls.
My favorite sections of any museum are always those that depict the traditional culture, life, household items and arts and crafts of a place and its people which always includes textiles that are woven or stitched or hooked.
The last exhibit we entered showcased collections of clothing, crafts and other items particular to many of the different Central Asian ethnic groups.
Although the grounds surrounding the museum were a big mess with some sort of revitalization going on, inside everything was very organized and a pleasure to walk through, providing inspiration via the craftsmanship and artistry of long ago 

Hope you enjoyed this quick tour.

Sunday blessings.


Dee said...

The yurt is interesting. All those handcrafts are so beautiful. The embroidery is exquisite.

Miss Merry said...

What beautiful creations!!!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Tammy,
Always a joy to visit a museum with the culture and traditions of the people.
It reveals so much and the happy colors were chosen for a reason; we all can learn from it!
Thanks for sharing your precious photos.

Delighted Hands said...

Oh, I enjoyed the walk through very much, thank you! I love the clothes-the extra care to add embellishment...and a quilt! That was a surprise for me!

Rajani Rehana said...

Great blog

Maya Kuzman said...

Oh, this would be a favourite place to visit for me! Thank you for taking us on a tour!

Barwitzki said...

The centuries-old craftsmanship is just wonderful. I'm extremely interested in it and I especially like techniques that are made with threads.
Thank you, it was my pleasure.
greetings to you

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Thank you for the tour. Everything is so colorful and lovely!

Derya said...

Hi Tammy, The museum tour coincided with a very meaningful day. I love the handicrafts in the museum, I have never visited such a place yet, the ladies have always made very beautiful handicrafts throughout history, it is a wonderful museum.

Angie said...

Tammy - 300,000 artifacts. Sounds like a place to visit more than once. Loved your photos of the handiwork/clothing - it tells so much about a people. The resources they had, the symbols that were important, the needed functionality of the clothing - I could go on. Hope you are having a good weekend.

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