I wish all my readers a wonderful 2015
I am happy that my work in this world is; to search, find and show you the beautiful textiles, mostly from Central Asia. Read more Largest collection shyrdak felt carpets in Europe
A couple of days before leaving to the Selvedge Fair in London, our new Spring collection of Shirdak rugs arrived. I had a quick look in the boxes but only now I had time to describe them and place them on our redesigned shop online.
Together with the workshops, we tried designs in new colour combinations. The results are a welcome addition to our collection. The fresh orange and off-white colours give you a real Spring feeling.
The Scythian design rugs in pink turquoise looks modern and make a perfect combination with metal and industrial furniture.
This time, we also produced the traditional carpet in multicolour as the Kyrgyz and I always love. These big shirdak are of an exquisite quality of felt.
A small collection of farmer rugs also arrived. These rugs are made by the locals in small villages, felting, dying sewing their own sheep wool. All unique adorable items.
It’s great that already a few were sold.
Surrounded by nature is our last week in Kyrgyzstan. If you experience the nature in Kyrgyzstan you can also understand the Kyrgyz arts and crafts better. The color combinations in the traditional felt rugs called shyrdak are the color combinations of the hundreds of types of flower species you see in the mountains. Read more Final part of my exciting journey in Central Asia summer 2011
Tash Rabat a place for meditation
After crossing the Tortugart-pass, we entered Kyrgyzstan again.
We stopped at the beautiful Tash-Rabat fortress. This can be found off the main road for around 11 km, hidden in Kara-Koun Gorge at an altitude of 3600m. It is a very empty and quiet valley. We stayed in a yurt with a shyrdak as door