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Finno-Ugric Capital of Culture 2021 invites to share your national patterns!

Dear kinsfolk! 

Abja-Paluoja, in Mulgimaa, Estonia has the honour to wear the title of Finno-Ugric Capital of Culture this year.

We invite you, good kinsmen, to share with us the stories of your archaic patterns. We post these stories on our Facebook page dedicated to the Finno-Ugric Capital of Culture Finno-Ugric Capital of Culture 2021.

We expect you to submit a short video of up to 2 minutes introducing some of your most beautiful embroidery, thus telling the story of your people. It is up to you to decide which language will be used in the video, but we would like you to add subtitles in English or Russian to the video. If it is not possible to add subtitles to a video, they may also be forwarded separately by letter. Photos of patterns with descriptions are also suitable instead of the video. When sending video or photos, please indicate the region (country, city/village), author, and/or persons in the video.

In addition, we invite the children of kinsfolk to draw their national patterns and show them in the places where they would rather see their patterns. Be it clothes, some commodity (e.g. bookmark) or why not a domestic landscape. When sending a drawing, please indicate the author's name, age, region (country, city/village) and title of the work in the description.

Videos, photos and drawings are expected to be sent to the e-mail address during March and April. Videos and other materials may be transmitted to e-mail via the WeTransfer platform.