Crafts People in Vernissage

The outdoor market is located right next to the Republic Square, active only on the weekends, colorful, crowded, live.  Vernissage attracts almost every visitor of Yerevan.
This is where you see the talented people, displaying their amazing handiwork right on the ground or on wooden stands.  The buzz of the negotiators exclamations and discussions in different languages occupies the atmosphere.  There people not only make their living, they create and maintain the taste of the craftsmanship, making the whole experience historical and personal, real and ancient at the same time.

They also learned English and you can hear them telling the price of an item and bargaining and arguing the value of their merchandise.  
There are dolls with Armenian national costumes, silver and gold jewelry, nativities made from wood and obsidian (a glass-stone), chess, vessels, large and small statues, embroideries, toys, carpets...

Visiting Vernissage is a must, if one is interested in people, interaction, fun, buying great gits and taking warm memories of  Yerevan capital life.

3 comments:

  1. people of Vernissage are very hard working and interesting

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  2. Truly these people at Vernisage can be called heroes. Have you also been to Vernisage, Emily?

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  3. If you speak english they will rip you off. Best to go here with a native speaker or learn a little Armenia before you go

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