With the recent launch of our Armenian-themed gift store, my husband and I have been hard at work creating unique designs that can’t be found anywhere. Sure, you can find many of Armenian-flagged mugs, t-shirts, hats on various sites, but what you can’t really find are more modern and trendy designs that have become popular over the last few years.
But along with the more modern designs, we’ve been trying to find something that sets us apart – something that that celebrates Armenian heritage while providing something that will catch the eye of your houseguests and visitors.
My husband has always been interested in the artwork found in Armenian manuscripts. The colors and intricate designs of artists from 1000 years ago are, in his opinion, some of the most important cultural legacies of Armenia.
And of course, who doesn’t like the ornate and vibrant Bird letters! (Trchnakir)
And so we set out on a journey to bring these old Armenian designs back to ‘everyday life’. It was not an easy task. Very few people have attempted to recreate these designs, so we were initially only able to find just a few examples to begin with.
That meant we had to recreate these designs ourselves. Not only did we have to find good examples of the artwork from which to work with, we had to find talented digital artists that had the skills and attention to detail necessary to recreate this artwork.
After months of work, we’re happy to announce that we are ready to create custom bird letter art! We can design artwork around whatever word(s) you choose, and embellish it with decorative motifs recreated from historical Armenian works.
Check out our order form to customize your product! You can also see designs that have already been created.
As a special discount to our Diasporina readers, use code TRCHNAKIR for 15% off!
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