Kyrgyz Crafts Fair Exhibition - One Night Only @ Winkleman Gallery, May 8, 6-8 PM
One of the things I'll never forget about my trip to Kyrgyzstan were the colors and patterns of the textiles and the seemingly endless warmth of not only the crafts, but virtually every object one found in the bazaars and tiny little shops along the highways that form the "New Silk Road." Everything in this mountain country seemed designed to please the senses.
A guide to Kyrgyzstan notes rightly that "the Kyrgyz are best known for crafting utensils, clothes, equipment, and other items used in everyday life and making them beautiful. Many articles are made of felt: carpets (shirdak and alakiyiz), bags for keeping dishes (alk-kup), and woven patterned strips of carpet sewn together into bags or rugs (bashtyk) . Ornate leather dishes called keter are also made."
It is our distinct pleasure to invite you to a one-day only Kyrgyz Crafts Fair Exhibition, hosted by Winkleman Gallery, May 8, 6-8 PM.
The Kyrgyz Crafts Fair Exhibition is organized by the Public Fund “Partnership for Culture and Crafts” with idea of the presenting to the public of Kyrgyz Craft. Small Craft fair of 6 Kyrgyz designers will be presented within this event. The exhibition is supported and welcomed by the Winkleman Gallery. The opening of the event will take place on 8th of May 2013 at 6PM-8PM on Winkleman Gallery 621 West 27th Street New York, NY 10001.
Handmade Kyrgyz silk and felt scarf
Stop on by...I promise you'll be delighted!