Tajik Textiles

Over the next few posts, I'm going to write about the textile-related things I saw during my two-month stay in Tajikistan. I didn't find as much knitting or fiber as I may have liked, but I did find several interesting things.

Young Tajik girl with sheep statue at Boq-i botaniki in Dushanbe, Tajikistan

(this is at the botanical garden in Dushanbe)

Tajikistan is a former soviet country located in Central Asia, in between Afghanistan and China. They speak the Tajik language there, which is a dialect of Persian (which I have been studying). I stayed with a local host family and took language classes on weekdays, and explored the capital city and the wider country during my free time.

My socks after laundry hanging on the garden fence at my house in Dushanbe, Tajikistan

(These are all store bought :) I didn't bring any of my handknit socks on the trip, for fear that they would get lost)


1 comment:

  1. Wow that sounds like an awesome trip. Can't wait to see what you have to say about the textiles, etc you found there.