Hello dear friends, now in Bukhara there is no tourist season but for us masters it is a very busy time as we are working on new designs of plates. We like this as our work is coming from our heart. I want to give you some information about my work. For the moment I … Continue reading Metal carving by Anvar Kurbanov
My name is Ilgar Agayev. I am living in the wonderful historical City of Sheki in the Great Caucasus in the northwest of Azerbaijan. I am running a homestay and my passion is to show the beauty of my hometown to guests from around the world. An array of activities can be enjoyed in the … Continue reading Welcome to Sheki in the Great Caucasus in Azerbaijan
Nur wenige Touristen verschlägt es nach Turkmenistan, das vermutlich verschlossenste aller zentralasiatischen Länder. Und für all diejenigen, die doch dieses Wüstenland erkunden wollen, stehen in aller Regel die gleichen Sehenswürdigkeiten auf dem Programm wie die weiße Hauptstadt Aşgabat, der brennende Krater von Derweze oder die Reste der ehemaligen Oasengroßstadt Merw. Allerdings existieren auch abseits davon … Continue reading Die Karawanserei Daýahatyn
Hello dear friends. About one year ago we started with the restauration of the Kulita Karanvansaray. The Karavansaray from the 16th Century is located right in the heard of Old Bukhara. It was hard work but now we are happy and proud to open our Carpet Weaving School in the freshly restaurated Karavansaray. Here we … Continue reading Alladin Carpet Shop
The festival that unites all turkic - speaking people The Korkyt Ata festival took place in Kyzylorda, a city in South - Central Kazakhstan. This year it was the fifth international festival of folk music on the homeland of the famous Korkyt Ata, a legendary poet, singer and baksy (shaman), who created the instrument Kyl … Continue reading Korkyt and melodies of the great steppe
On my recent trip to Uzbekistan, in Samarkand I had the opportunity to make an appointment at "Art-Studio Aysel", where I met Normurod Negmatov (curator at the Tashkent International Biennale of Contemporary Art 2018 and "Art-Studio Aysel"), Natalya Nikitina (Creative Fashion Designer at "Art-Studio Aysel") and two young artists. I was very curious to learn … Continue reading An inspiring meeting at “Art Studio Aysel” in Samarkand
The Russian-speaking ethnic Korean minority is scattered around the world, but most of them live in Russia, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan today. They have retained their Korean ethnicity and Korean surnames, but usually carry Russian first names and speak Russian as their mother tongue.