Women in Kyrgyzstan made this stunning peacock ornament by hand from felt. With a loop for hanging and embroidered accents, the ornament's tail measures 8 inches across with a 5-inch tall bird.
Meet the Artisans
Silk Road Bazaar is a wholesale representative of marginalized artist groups located in Kyrgyzstan and throughout Central Asia. They connect with artists who are far from the capitals, who have limited market access, or who do not possess modern marketable skills but have carried on traditional craft culture.
Following the proverb, ‘the best way to know a man is to walk a thousand miles in his shoes,’ Silk Road believes that to know who we are working with and to understand their lives, we ourselves need to live like and with them. They live amongst their artist groups for an extended period of time, and during that time they help them become self-sustainable by developing their designs, management techniques, quality control and computer skills.
All designs and collaborations are original works of Central Asian artists and Silk Road Bazaar.
Made from steel drums by Haitian craftspeople in the section of Port-au-Prince, Haiti called Croix des Bouquets, this sun is three dimensional with a diameter of 10 inches. It has the natural patina that is prevalent in used oil drums rather than sheet metal. It...
This 11-inch nativity in the stars is handmade in Haiti from scrap steel drums and hand painted. This piece is 11 inches in diameter. Meet the Artisans When you visit Croix des Bouquets, the area of town known for Haitian metal art in the capital...
Hand-cut and embossed from steel drums by Haitian artisans, this hand painted angel is 12 inches tall, making a great decorative piece. Meet the Artisans When you visit Croix des Bouquets, the area of town known for Haitian metal art in the capital of Port-Au-Prince,...
Depicting a Tree of Life, this piece is handcrafted from steel drums in Haiti. It is 14 inches in diameter and suitable for indoor or outdoor use. Meet the Artisans When you visit Croix des Bouquets, the area of town known for Haitian metal art...