Young artist masters the technology of XVIII-XIX cent. Kazakh jewelers

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ASTANA. KAZINFORM - On February 4, 2015 at 5 pm. at the Museum of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan will take place opening of the personal exhibition «Golden thread of history» of the winner of the XV Republican festival of creative youth «Zhiger», a national award of public recognition of achievements of Kazakhstan's women «Azhar», a member of the Union of artists of Kazakhstan Aizhan Abdubait.

The exhibition is organized within the partner project of the Museum in order to show the works of the author giving new life to historical artifacts, ancient traditions of decorative-applied art of the Kazakhs. The history of the Kazakh statehood remained not only in chronicles and legends, but also in the gold patterns created by master-zergers, the press service of the museum reported. The creativity of Aizhan Abdubait is unique. She restores and reconstructs articles of clothing and life of the ancient times. In ancient technique «Zerleu» she creates wedding dresses, national clothes, household goods. «Zerleu» is not simply technology of gold sewing, it is a special philosophy. According to the author, spun gold embroidery has ancient roots. The Kazakhs decorated in such way the festive clothes, headdresses, household goods of elite. Each subject has large historical and cultural information, it is only necessary to understand and keep it. «In order to make something worthwhile, it is necessary to rise on top of that is already made», - in such way A. Abdubait expressed her creative credo. Aizhan became a researcher who restoring the forgotten types and genres of national Kazakh applied art. The restoration of technology of the well-known Kazakh zergers of the XVIII-XIX centuries became a result of long, laborious work (the works with spun gold embroidery («zer») were made only for representatives of the nobility: khans, biis, sultans). As a rule, because of archeological excavations are taken small fragments of the magnificent clothes storing not deciphered secrets of ancient masters. Studying from the ethnographic and historical point of view of household goods and ceremonial clothes of the Kazakhs allowed A. Abdubait recreating many historical artifacts. Among them: set of khan clothes, a military uniform of Zhangir-khan, beshmet of Fatima khansha and other reconstructions of clothes and subjects of use of the Kazakh nobility having undoubtedly important scientific value besides a high level of art execution. A. Abdubait's works are in collections of the Central state museum of RK, Museum of the First President of Kazakhstan, the regional museums of Kazakhstan. The tradition of the masters working in «Zerleu» technique is revived up-market art of the elite, a cultural property of the Kazakh people that came from ancient time. Everybody who sees the exhibition «Golden thread of history» in which are presented clothes, wedding dresses with spun gold embroidery will be able to be convinced of it.

Exhibition «Golden thread of history» will be until March 2, 2015.

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