From September 12 to 16, 2017, Marghilan will hold traditional textile festival "Atlas bayrami" (Atlas fest), - reports press-service of UNESCO Representative Office in Uzbekistan.
The aim of the festival "Atlas bayrami" is to preserve the rich intangible cultural heritage as well as support traditional crafts of Uzbekistan. Since popularization and development of traditional crafts are significant for the entire Central Asian region, the festival has expanded its geographical borders: this time it includes participants from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. Guests of the festival will have an opportunity to learn more about great diversity of traditions, styles, designs, techniques and ideas of the region.
Colorful program of the third festival will start with practical training for young craftsmen on traditional weaving, felt art, fashion design using traditional textile as well as financial knowledge and entrepreneurship in the field of craftsmanship. Guests will enjoy exhibitions and fairs of traditional textile, catwalk, outdoor merrymaking with performances by folklore groups and darboz rope-walkers, contest of plov "Devzira", traditional wrestling "Kurash" and puppet shows.