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KHAIDOVA   Leyli

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Although formally educated as a Russian language instructor, Leyli Khaidova has dedicated herself to promoting Turkmen craftsmanship and designing clothes and accessories. In 1994, this 44-year old artisan opened "Ensy," a national center of folk arts, which later expanded into a private gallery of applied arts. Through "Ensy," Leyli has pursued her interest in discovering and reviving ancient embroidery and weaving techniques of Turkmenistan and incorporating them into contemporary fashion designs.

Over the years, she has made countless trips across Turkmenistan to investigate little-known textile arts, learn the secrets of various types of Turkmen weaving and needlework, and train others on these techniques. Most recently, Leyli has been working with a group of weavers in the Dashowuz region of Turkmenistan to modernize the looms they use to make their particular kind of fabric.

Over the past ten years, Leyli has also created many award-winning costume, clothing, and accessory designs, which she has displayed and sold at craft exhibitions and fairs throughout Central Asia and abroad. In 2002, "Ensy" joined the Central Asian Crafts Support Association.

 

 

54a Tellia Street
Ashgabad
Turkmenistan
99.312.35.70.14

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