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Casual Passers

Every year, when I am in Kyrgyzstan I try to see as many shyrdak as possible. Sometimes it drives the chauffeur crazy, because he had to stop every 5 minutes when I see a shirdak hanging over a fence in … Continue reading

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Shirdak products online part 2

Last week we put many items on our Shirdak shop online. New colors of oya necklaces. These necklaces are hand made in the crochet or needle lace technic, a traditional Turkish technic. Tweet

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Shirdak products online

This blog is a promise. I promise to restyle my online shop this coming weekend. Tweet

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The meaning of patterns in felt rugs

  Next week, I am off to Kyrgyzstan again. Trying to find nice felt rugs, pillows and ottomans.  Tweet

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Felt road in Kyrgyzstan

Stef Verhoeven has written a great story in the Dutch Magazine Zin edition april 2012. link Tweet

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My Birthday was decorated with textiles

This year I had a very special birthday. Since a couple of weeks I decided to go back to my roots: textiles from Central Asia. It makes me happy. Tweet

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Kirgiz artisans at Shirdak Amsterdam

Kirgiz artisans visiting gallery Shirdak Amsterdam On a windy Sunday in November I welcomed four Kirgiz women. They are artists in felt, coming from Kyrgyzstan. Travelling through Europe, they try to interest people for their beautiful crafts. In the Kirgiz … Continue reading

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