It is such an honor to have been asked to participate in this program!
The project falls under the broader scope of the Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation in which a local non-government organization has been awarded a grant to revive Kazakh carpet weaving traditions in southern Kazakhstan. It will also help build life skills for the local women.
I will travel to two rural villages (Shymkent & Shauldere) to teach natural dyeing.
The skills of natural dyeing and carpet weaving have become as the country has been embroiled in war & strife for more than 100 years
I leave on March 26 and will return on April 5th.