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Monday#2

Monday 2nd

The last day in Bishkek. Today I meet Tatiana Vorotnikova one of the leading fashion designers in Kyrgyzstan. Her workshop is located in the Tumar Art Group Building and she combines their traditional methods of felt making with new and experimental techniques. I'm impressed by the combination of Uzbek spider silk and felt (as seen in the skirt)

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Tatiana Vorotnikova
The designer herself
Tatiana Vorotnikova
Textile experiments
Tatiana Vorotnikova
Textile experiments
Tatiana Vorotnikova
Wool scarf base layer
Tatiana Vorotnikova
Textile experiments
Tatiana Vorotnikova
Scarf finished product
Tatiana Vorotnikova
Handcut strips of felt used for knitting
Tatiana Vorotnikova
Ancient fabrics for inspiration purposes
Tatiana Vorotnikova
Spools are mostly imported from India
Tatiana Vorotnikova
Even here Ikea forstalled me. What's the use of being a designer these days.
Tatiana Vorotnikova
Beautifully finnished skirt. Has good international potential.