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