Asian Artisans Display Handicrafts in Sukhbaatar Square

Art & Culture
2024-06-17 10:24:56

Ulaanbaatar, June 17, 2024 /MONTSAME/. The "Asia Folk 2024" Folklore and Handicraft Festival of Asian Cities was successfully held in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, from June 14-16, 2024.

This year’s festival featured more than 160 artists and artisans from ten countries, including China, South Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Uzbekistan, India, Japan, Iran, and Bulgaria. Additionally, small and medium-sized enterprises and artisans from the nine districts of Ulaanbaatar showcased their works.

The three-day festival hosted a variety of events such as folk art performances, handicraft exhibitions, sales and workshops, a parade of participants in traditional costumes, a traditional costume fashion show, and joint performances by domestic and foreign artists.

B. Tsatsral, the head of the “ArtLar Culture” NGO and the initiator of the festival, said the “Asia Folk 2024,” a Folklore and Handicraft Festival of Asian Cities, was first organized in 2019 under the auspices of the Prime Minister as the Asian Folk Art Festival. At that time, more than 200 artists from 12 countries and over 2,000 folk artists and heritage bearers from Mongolia participated. Due to the pandemic, it was held online from 2020 to 2022. Since last year, the Governor’s Office of the Capital City, the Authority on Arts and Culture of the Capital City, the Center for Small to Medium Enterprises of the Capital City, “ArtLar Culture” NGO, and the World Association of Folklore Festivals have jointly organized the Festival.

The official opening of the Festival took place on June 14, 2024, at 7:30 PM at Sukhbaatar Square. During the opening, Iranian musician Yones Cholamzadeh Alam performed Mongolian composer J. Mend-Amar's "Melody of the Khuuchir" on the khuuchir instrument.

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