Shirdak at Asia House Fair in London

Shirdak in London
Shirdak at the Asia House Fair in London

On this fair we will present the Kyrgyz arts and crafts, like the hand made felt carpets, the so called Shyrdak/Shirdak. We also bring nice and cozy pillows and slippers. And a selection of our tribal textiles from Central Asia and from the Chinese Miao tribes.

On all our fairs the beautiful felted birds are never missing.

Come over to London 12-14 april 2013 and visit us.

The fair takes place at Asia House on 63 New Cavendish Street, London W1G 7LP.

 

Chests and cupboards filled with textiles, delicious !

 

tribal textiles and rugs
a cabinet filled with piles of tribal textiles and rugs, collect them at Shirdak

When I was a little child I always loved to sniff in the linen closet and play with the nicely and neatly arranged stacks of white linen. In the wardrobe the world to me seems soft and freshly organized.

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Russian Printed textiles for the Central Asian Market

Russian textiles for the Central Asian market
My Central Asian quilt with Russian printed textiles

Every year begin of January I have to count all my products. This is a boring project, the only nice thing about it is that I also have to count my stock of traditional textile items, the dresses from Kohistan, the ikat coats from Uzbekistan and other tribal textile garments. Read more Russian Printed textiles for the Central Asian Market

Tash Rabat a place for meditation

Tash Rabat a place for meditation

Our yurt with  a shirdak door in front of the monastery or carvanserai of Tash Rabat
Our yurt with a shirdak door in front of the monastery or carvanserai of Tash Rabat

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

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