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1,500 craftsmen from Russia, China, Iran and Slovenia applied to participate in the 3rd International festival “Voice of Crafts” in Vologda on June 23-26, 2016.
For many centuries the traditional crafts that are steeped in legends and tales have brought joy to the Russians because of their skillfully worked designs. Many kinds of folk arts were brought to perfection in the Vologda Region.
The festival is aimed at popularization of folk arts and handicrafts among the younger generation. It will be arranged with an active backing of the Vologda City Administration and a Handicrafts Centre “Reznoi Palisad (Carved Fence)”.
According to the organizers, every day of the festival will be devoted to various programs that reveal to the audience the secrets of one of the folk crafts in the heart of Vologda - Kremlin Square.
Artisans will show off their virtuosity in 8 categories - traditional female crafts, wooden and birch bark craft painting, valenki (kind of felt boots), wood engraving and wicker-work, blacksmithing, potter's craft and forgotten handicrafts. In addition to it, a unique contest for national cuisine will be held for the first time within the framework of the international festival “Voice of Crafts”.
The first international festival “Voice of Crafts” was held in 2013 and gathered about 40,000 visitors. Last year the event was attended by more than 100,000 residents and guests of Vologda City.