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Along the Silk Road

Aliya Shakirova

The source of inspiration was my life journey which started in Uzbekistan, which was a part of the Silk Road and is famous for its rich craftsmanship traditions.

Nowadays there is a ‘revival’ of craftsmanship and Do-It-Yourself hype to counterbalance the harmful effects of fast consumption. During Corona crisis the sustainability became more urgent. Consumers want conscious products with a story and a ‘soul’.

Textile Museum initiates the awareness project ‘Along the Silk Road’ with purpose to:
● inspire people to create handmade textile objects
● tell personal stories through old clothes as they hold memories
● re-purpose textile waste

I have designed a Do-It-Yourself set for making wall hanging from personal old clothes, creating an unique interior object with emotional value.

Styling: Aliya Shakirova
Photographer: Önder Sayım
Model: Ay Sen Gümüş