Uzbek artisans participated at the annual festival “International Folk Art Market” (IFAM) organized in one of the cultural centers of the USA – Santa Fe, New Mexico during 7-18 July 2021.
As the Uzbek Embassy in the USA informs, representatives of national art schools take part in the annual Art Market on regular basis, which unites more than 150 artisans from 60 countries of the world.
During the festival organized since 2004, artisans have a unique opportunity to demonstrate not only the culture and traditions of their nation, but also to sell applied arts products to the guests and local people of New Mexico. In average, the total cost of sold products at the fair makes about 3 million USD.
The Secretary of the Board of IFAM Hank Coleman mentioned that organizing the national the festival this year was indeed a special occasion while overcoming the pandemic negative effect in the world:
- IFAM 2021 is obviously covering a little less volume than the previous years due to the health and safety measures applied during the event. We are glad that this year’s event is attended by more participants from Uzbekistan. During the past recent years we became to know about Uzbekistan by the means of great masters’ works that visit International Folk Art Market IN Santa Fe on regular basis. We continuously keep purchasing national arts items from Uzbekistan that have won our hearts. I would also like to express my gratitude to the Ambassador of Uzbekistan for the support provided to the artisans from Uzbekistan to participate in IFAM 2021.
As Uzbek Embassy informed, the group of artisans and craftsmen from Uzbekistan have become one of the biggest delegations taking part at the festival. More than 20 masters, including the famous tailor Gulnora Adilova, who presented a large range of traditional Uzbek textile products made of silk, designed in Iroki style embroidery of Shakhrisabz.
Uzbek artisans and craftsmen are becoming favorite ones each year during the event, thus being able to sell their products at the total amount of 250-500 thousand USD overall. The current event of 2021 did not become an exception either, by attracting huge interest of the visitors and guests to Uzbek national art items presented at the event.
This year Uzbekistan presented a large assortment of traditional Uzbek art samples in 6 stands, such as silk and wooden carpets, garment and other items made from traditional Uzbek fabrics, shoes, jewelry, ceramic items handcrafted by the great master of internationally well-known art schools off Bukhara, Samarkand, Shakhrisabz and other cities of Uzbekistan.