Silk Road Bazaar

Silk Road Bazaar is a representative of marginalized artist groups located in Kyrgyzstan.  Silk Road works to connect with artists who have limited market access and who do not possess modern marketable skills but have carried on traditional craft culture.  Silk Road Bazaar has been helping artists promote their felted creations, a tradition that has been kept alive during times of severe poverty and economic depression. 

The wool throws by Silk Road Bazaar are made using the finest wools in the world, the fibers in these throws absorb excess heat and moisture to create therapeutic warmth that naturally soothes the muscles and promotes a deeper, relaxing sleep.  From the locally sourced merino wool to the beautiful needle designs fused to the fabric, these throws boat the talent and pride of all the Kyrgyz people.

 

Throws

Ala-Kiyiz is a traditional Kyrgyz pattern.  The images found here are of a storyteller recounting the tales of Manas, a famous Kyrgyz hero.

Mountain Lakes, Kyrgyzstan holds many diverse natural wonders.  The most noticeable are it's soaring mountains and glacial lakes.  Mountain Lakes strives to capture that natural beauty with the waves and peaks that can be found.

Mountain Lakes, Kyrgyzstan holds many diverse natural wonders.  The most noticeable are it's soaring mountains and glacial lakes.  Mountain Lakes strives to capture that natural beauty with the waves and peaks that can be found.

Open Pastures exemplifies nomadic life on the steppes.  Open pastures strives to highlight the importance of pastures to the people of Central Asia.

Silk Road depicts the journey one would have undergone transversing ancient Eurasia.  The images depicted are: Chinese Pagodas, palaces of Islam, Cathedrals in Russia, the Dome of the Rock in Israel and the pyramids of Egypt. 

Sun and Yurt shows the vital connection between the sun and the people of the earth.  The Yurt, the symbolic heart of the Kyrgyz, is inextricably ties to the sun through a series of undefined connections.  While not typically practiced in daily life, these beliefs are still at the core of the Kyrgyz people.


 

Scarves

Silk and Felted Scarf

Silk and Felted Scarf