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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

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 way they had asked me to … Continue reading

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