ART CRITICISM

Herald of the G. Tsadasa Institute of Language, Literature and Art. Issue 24 (2020)


A. S. PIRALOV AS A RESEARCHER AND ORGANIZER OF ARTS AND CRAFTS OF THE CAUCASUS

UDK: 745

Pages: 99 - 102


The article analyzes the merits of the member-clerk of the Caucasian Handicraft Committee A. S. Piralov, his role in the study and organization of traditional trades and crafts of the peoples of Dagestan, the Caucasus as a whole. Artemiy Stepanovich Piralov headed the Caucasian Handicraft Committee from the time of its creation (1899). Under his leadership, the Committee conducted an extensive survey of Caucasian cloth weaving, the traditional dyeing business of Dagestan. The merit of A. S. Piralov was also the holding in 1902 of the Congress of the Caucasian handicraft industry, the preparation and publication of the book «A Brief Sketch of the Handicrafts of the Caucasus». He also distinguished himself by collecting products of folk craftsmen of the Caucasus for the collections of handicraft and ethnographic museums in Russia.


Keywords: traditional art of Dagestan, carpets crafts, Tiflis, Caucasus Handicraft Committee, A. S. Piralov.




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