Announcing the above, Saeed Ohadi, deputy cultural heritage, handicrafts and tourism minister for developing management and resources said that according to the World Crafts Council-Asia Pacific Region (WCC-APR), an exhibition, a competition, a fashion show, some cultural and educational programs and a scientific conference will be held during the event, organized by the Union of Uzbek Artists to help develop traditional jewelry making.

 “The winners of the competition, to be held in 12 categories, will be selected by an international jury” he said, Mehr News Agency reported.

Ohadi noted that Iranian jewelry artists and enthusiasts, wishing to participate in the event should submit their applications at until March 14, 2022.

He said that all expenses, including flight tickets, accommodations, meals and transfer will paid by the organizers of the event.

Jewelry making is one of the oldest and most widespread forms of decorative applied art, including folk art.

Jewelry, which throughout the course of history has been closely linked with the changing conditions of everyday life (for example, clothing styles), at one time served as a mark of the owner’s social status and sometimes was invested with magical meaning.

In the course of historical development, the social prestige and significance of jewelry gradually came to supplant the religious and magical ideas associated with jewelry. In the recent centuries, jewelry making continues to be a means of shaping the whole artistic milieu, making it possible to emphasize both the beauty of the initial material and the elegance of the artistic work.

Source: Iran Daily