Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Textiles in Khiva

You can find many beautiful fabrics and textiles all around Uzbekistan. In Khiva we visited the Silk Carpet Workshop launched by UNESCO. It employs female apprentice carpet makers who hand dye silk with natural colors, and then weave on looms. It takes one apprentice 6 months to make one carpet.

The dyeing process.

Silk thread.

A shop in Khiva.

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