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UNESCO-recognized national embroidered blouse to be exhibited in St. Petersburg

An exhibition centering on the national Moldovan costume will be mounted in Saint Petersburg. During a week, the visitors will be able to admire national costumes at the Tauride Palace. The exhibition is opened at 3pm on February 7, IPN reports.

According to the plenipotentiary representative of Moldova’s Parliament at the CIS Interparliamentary Assembly Ion Lipciu, deputy secretary general of the IPA CIS Council, the exhibition is staged to celebrate the adding of the cultural identity element – the art of the traditional blouse with embroidery on the shoulder – into the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

The official said the event is staged by the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova together with the Embassy of the Republic of Moldova in the Russian Federation.

The exhibition consists of ten handmade national costumes for men and women and 25 separate blouses, half of which are intended for children. All those who will visit the exhibition were encouraged to put on national blouses. The event is expected to be visited by about 200 Moldovans who settled in Russia and by approximately 250 persons of the diplomatic corps from Azerbaijan, Armenia, Kazakhstan etc.

The adding of the file “Art of the traditional blouse with embroidery on the shoulder, a cultural identity element in Romania and the Republic of Moldova” to the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity was voted on December 1, 2022 at the 17th session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding the Intangible Cultural Heritage.

The CIS Interparliamentary Assembly is based in the Tauride Palace in Saint Petersburg.

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