3rd INTERNATIONAL SILK NEEDLE DESIGN COMPETITION AND FESTIVAL BOOTH  APPLİCATİONS BEGİN

 

Needle lace is a handicraft field unique to our country and is very important in this respect. Unfortunately, the values ​​that make up the lace are gradually disappearing.

Merinos Textile Industry Museum, which serves under the Museums Branch Directorate in the context of being forgotten and starting to lose its old value, to support the recognition and protection of this cultural heritage of Turkey, to ensure that it develops and spreads, to discover new talents that will create works in this field and to encourage them to produce original works by benefiting from tradition. It organizes the International Silk Needle Lace Design Competition and Festival.

The festival, which is planned to be held on May 4-7, 2023, is at the international level and is planned to be supported by exhibitions, competitions, promotional stands and workshops.

The competition part of the festival will start with applications at the end of September and will continue to send works until April.

On May  4, 2023, the festival will start with the opening of the exhibition created with the rarest needle lace pieces in the collections of collectors İkumi NONAKA and İbrahim KOCA.

The festival, which is planned to be held in Merinos Fairground on May 4-7, 2023, will host many sales and promotion stands related to needle lace, and this festival will be supported by workshops related to needle lace.

We would like to thank all the participants and our selection committees who will present their efforts for the recognition and protection of this cultural heritage by participating in the International Silk Needle Lace Design Competition and Festival in advance.

In order to carry this beautiful wealth, which has come from the past to the present, into the future…

 

Stand application dates: 04 November -31 December 2022

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