Kazakhstan creates online applied art database

Collect, explore and preserve the rich variety of Kazakh ornaments - it is the objective of a specialized project launched in the country. Its authors are the Union of Artisans. Throughout the year, the project participants will go on expeditions to the regions of the country, carry out research in the museums and attend workshops by craftspeople. Based on the results, they intend to create an online database of applied arts. It will be regularly updated with data on traditional design and national techniques. The database will also include such unique information as the meaning of ornaments, their origin, rules for use in various crafts, allowed color schemes for each group of works, and many other things.