Central Asian Craft Bazaar

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The Central Asian Bazaar takes place twice a year at the Central Museum and brings together an assortment of crafters, artisans, carpet sellers, and purveyers of tsotchkes from all over the region. While the prices are pretty reasonable one should definitely bargain down the initial prices the sellers state.
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IMG_0606 It’s also part garage sale – suzanis, rugs, bow and arrow sets and even dombras that have been in families for years or are “gently used”.
IMG_2450IMG_2451 This was pretty cool. The person who knotted this rug left his signature (Caulay, 1966).
IMG_2448IMG_2447 Kazakh traditional rug designs (wool).
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Afghani rug designs (silk). IMG_2449
A bunch of stockings, ornaments, pillow cases, and a handmade map of Central Asia later… until next year, CA Bazaar!

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