Black Silk and Felted Shawl from Krygyzstan
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Black Silk and Felted Shawl from Krygyzstan

$200.00

HoonArts Fair Trade, based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, is your doorway to the rich and colorful artisan world of Central Asia, the heart of the ancient Silk Road. This item is an example of the unique handmade products that HoonArts has carried in the past. Visit the HoonArts website [https://www.hoonarts.com] to check out what’s currently in stock, and explore more about this little known region.

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  • Elegant and dramatic hand-felted sheer silk shawl by Kyrgyz artisans at Seven Sisters
  • Limited edition
  • Fair Trade
  • 90″ long, 32″ wide
  • 100% wool on 100% silk base
  • Hand wash and dry flat


The Seven Sisters artisan group from Kyrgyzstan is seven sisters from the Sharshambieva family who produce layered, mottled felt and silk products in the tradition of ala-kiyis. For thirteen years, the sisters have worked together, pressing vibrant felt into the rippling designs that tell stories of their culture. Today, the sisters’ work is able to support their large extended family.  “Our love for this work was instilled by our grandmother, a famous skilled worker,” says Farzana. The sisters can remember, as children, watching their grandmother lay patterns down on the carpet, and listening as she explained the legends associated with each design. 
Click here to learn more about the Seven Sisters.

Artisan Group: Seven Sisters

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Rikki Quintana founded HoonArts Fair Trade in a leap of faith in 2014, working with master artisans in Tajikistan who had no reliable western outlet for their beautiful handcrafted products. Since then, she’s expanded the business to include products from artisans in Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. Her long-term fair trade partnerships with internationally renowned artists make it possible to offer unique and authentic handcrafted fashion and home decor items that are not available anywhere else in North America. HoonArts also offers travel tours, live and recorded online experiences and master classes, and other behind-the scenes education, making HoonArts your go-to “Doorway to the ‘Stans.”

To see all the HoonArts products on Artizan Made, click here. Visit the HoonArts website for more products and information about the HoonArts doorway to adventure in the ‘Stans of Central Asia.

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