Over many centuries, through indescribable difficulties and tragic situations, the Armenian people have not only preserved but also developed the tradition of folk art through their generations of masters. 

The colorful and high quality embroideries have been created mainly by women. The Marash region of Western Armenia together with its neighboring settlements has been famous for centuries for its needlework. Characteristic of Marash

The embroidery works are divided into two groups, the first is a flat stitch (Zeytoun stitch or kot needle), the second is a secret stitch, a crochet stitch which is also called irka. It is this second one that is very characteristic of Marash. The fabric for embroidery was called epeneser. The T sign, which is often found in decorative motifs, is extremely important from a cultural point of view. 

Reminiscent of the simplest form of a dragon, this symbol in Marash embroidery also has wings. The dragon acts as the guardian of the tree of life. In Marash until the 40s and 50s of the 20th century, work on a local or imported cotton fabric is called khasa. It is also believed that silk and gold threads were used.