Throughout Kyrgyzstan and Mongolia, we’ve had many opportunities to enjoy the traditional craftwork of the nomads. It really is inspirational, and just makes me want to get on with some weaving and stitching. The felting I will mostly leave to the experts…but painting again is another future plan!
So this is a collection of arts and crafts enjoyed so far. The bazaar today in Bishkek was overwhelming! There is one bazaar here consisting of over 10,000 container “shops”! The hours, days, months spent making some of these items, means they really are priceless! The colours are bright, there are sequins, ribbons, velvet, chiffon…a virtual Aladdin’s cave…or was it the Silk Road?