Sietze Kalkwijk
Tuesday

10:00 Meeting with CACSA (Central Asian Craft Support Association). I had a meeting with Mrs. Dinara Chochunbaeva the President of CACSA and presented my own work to Kyrgyz designers.

15:00 Don Aryk village (Tokmak region), this is about a one hour drive from Bishkek- We visit a private studio and a workshop.

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Tuesday

Tuesday

10:00 Meeting with CACSA (Central Asian Craft Support Association). I had a meeting with Mrs. Dinara Chochunbaeva the President of CACSA and presented my own work to Kyrgyz designers.

15:00 Don Aryk village (Tokmak region), this is about a one hour drive from Bishkek- We visit a private studio and a workshop.

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Presenting at CACSA organisation
Meeting local designers and disussing methods
Presenting at CACSA organisation
Meeting local designers and disussing methods
Private Craftsman
Former architect, now famous craftsman
Private Craftsman
Best selling item
Dog
Factory Felt (unauthorised picture)
Communist like factory. The complete opposite of the kind-hearted workshops
Boy in Village
Scenery
It's all mountainous but there is a big variety of scenic beauty
"Hawaii" resort / restaurant
Created by the countries biggest Gas Barons
"Hawaii" resort / restaurant
Created by the countries biggest Gas Barons
Don Aryk village, Tokmak
Owner of famous Carpet producing farm
Don Aryk village, Tokmak
Bowl for woolpainting
Don Aryk village, Tokmak
Girl plucking rough wool
Don Aryk village, Tokmak
Local Sheep
Don Aryk village, Tokmak
Recently shaved wool
Don Aryk village, Tokmak
Woman spinning wool
Don Aryk village, Tokmak
Creating cut-out patterns
Don Aryk village, Tokmak
Cutting patterns, allways in exchangeable pairs
Don Aryk village, Tokmak
Women working on Shyrdak, traditional carpet
Don Aryk village, Tokmak
The shoes stay out at all times