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.
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”.
This was pretty cool. The person who knotted this rug left his signature (Caulay, 1966).
Kazakh traditional rug designs (wool).
Afghani rug designs (silk).
A bunch of stockings, ornaments, pillow cases, and a handmade map of Central Asia later… until next year, CA Bazaar!