Almaty’s Craft Fair: Resurgence of Silk Way Trading

The last Sunday of every month is Almaty’s Craft Fair near Tsum department store which hosts vefour-camelsndors from all over Central Asia. From Mongolia I bought a camel hair hernia belt for my hubby and a cashmere scarf for myself. I was tempted to buy felt angel Christmas tree ornaments from Kyrgyzstan but the price was in som and I was out of money by the time I had to renegotiate in tenge. I did buy ceramics from Uzbekistan that were deeply discounted and looked at a host of other crafts and wares. What a fun day of shopping with friends Kathy and Nancy marveling at the Kazakh art and enjoying the transactions made with the artists.


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    Beth Turnock said,

    Can you tell me if the bazaar is still regularly offered the last Sunday of each month. I am an American living in Taraz (by the way, I know Martha with Egilik) and have delegates coming who would like to go to the bazaar. Thanks!

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