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WATCH LIVE: Reviving a Silk Road Tradition on NHK World Japan, Asia Insight

by Bibi Hanum February 21, 2019


Uzbekistan’s capital Tashkent was once an oasis along the Silk Road. Today, local fashion workshop Bibi Hanum is creating items that use the patterns and crafts of ikat, a traditional woven fabric. Workshop founder and designer Muhayo Aliyeva works with the rural artisans who have kept the technique alive. She creates modern dresses and accessories as a way to convey the beauty of ikat to a wider audience. Aliyeva hopes to not only conserve traditional crafts, but to also increase female employment through her workshop and partners’ studios. Follow Aliyeva as she works alongside local women to revive the traditions of the Silk Road.

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2 thoughts on “WATCH LIVE: Reviving a Silk Road Tradition on NHK World Japan, Asia Insight

  • Chris Martens

    What Muhayo has done single-handedly is build a social enterprise from the ground up, dedicated to learning, teaching, and exploring the great potential of her rich Uzbek culture and traditions. Kudos to Muhayo, her family and the talented women whose skill, perseverance and kindness bring it all to fruition.

    February 26, 2019 at 2:12 PM
    • Bibi Hanum

      Thank you Chris for your kind words. We truly appreciate your support throughout the time that you have been around us. Love, Muhayo

      February 26, 2019 at 5:52 PM