A few months ago, i received a suggestion to like a page on social media: Taline’s Vitrea Hand Painted Art. At first glance it was clear to me that the page belonged to an Armenian Lady, so with no hesitation I liked the page, and didn’t have to be a genius to understand that it promoted hand made stained glass items.
After having a quick look at the photo albums, i went back in time, to when my mother used to decorate our house with handmade Vitrail items of artwork, and remembered our old church with colorful stained glass windows that filled our prayers with luminous and bright colors of hope before they reached the skies.
To keep the long story short, i followed Taline’s Vitrea Hand Painted Art page’s photo posts for a couple of months, seeing the authentic designs and handmade projects, that one can not find today in the “made in china” rich market. Designs included beautiful exotic animals and flowers, Christian and Armenian religious symbols, and even some presenting our moral and historical values.
First I contacted The page, and Taline welcomed me swiftly and dearly, as I ordered a Lantern with the Armenian Cross, ARF Coat of Arms, Pomegranate, and instead of the Forget me not flower i asked for the Artsakh Mamig Babig.
Taline Babigian Angelidou, born in Lebanon, took lessons in vitrail and mosaics back when she was a student at the Armenian Central High School of Achrafieh with Mr. Tutunjian, who inspired her to continue to paint until her early twenties and she picked it up again after moving to Cyprus, along the way joining some artistic hand crafting events.
“I started it as hobby 4 years ago at a Christmas market event in Oroklini along with some traditional home made Armenian cookies. My friends and family encouraged me to do more of vitrail and I did as gifts to family and friends. Since they take time, I do not participate in every event. Currently I am only doing private orders and my latest project which I am looking into is to put framed vitrail work on the web market. I am happy when the finished work pleases the person who gets it.”
At Aypoupen, we always encourage all that is Armenian and we invite you as well to take a look at the following photos.
“Rise and Raise”