The regions of Central Asia and the South Caucasus are rich in traditional handicrafts, which experienced a renaissance after the collapse of the Soviet Union and the establishment of independent states – be it the production of the famous Rishtan ceramics or the traditional production of silk fabrics using the Ikat technique.

On the following pages we provide information about various handicrafts and introduce some of the great craftsmen.

Block Printing
Copper Smithing
Forged Knives and Scissors
Ikat Technique
Kundal – Relief Painting
Shebeke Windows
Suzani Embroideries
Turkmen Jewellery