“Community driven woman entrepreneurship in Pamir rural areas”
One of the objectives of this project is, contributing to the improvement of women’s social status in the region, along with the preservation of cultural heritage. The project began with a few freelancing woman doing handicrafts, as well as volunteers from Gulu Giyoh, who shared a desire to preserve the culture and traditions of the Badakhshan region. They began supporting Gulu Giyoh in the restoring of forgotten traditions such as embroidery, the creation of unique handicrafts including toys, clothes and appliances.
In the following videos you can see some traditional knitting techniques, as well as the making of different items.
Traditional dolls, so called lukhtak.
A resident of Ishkashim region of Badakhshan, Zuhro, talks about spinning wool at home.
Knitting woolen socks, so called jurabs, with a hook.
Video shows the technique of knitting jurabs with two needles.
Knitting jurabs with four needles.
A resident of Ishkashim region of Badakhshan, Garimo, shows the technique of knitting jurabs with four needles.
The video shows the technique of knitting Bartang jurabs by hook.
A resident of Ishkashim region of Badakhshan, Sodatbaht, talks about knitting a jumper with two needles.
A resident of Ishkashim region of Badakhshan, Gulbarg, talks about the technique of knitting gloves with three needles.
The process of creating a namad, a woolen carpet.
A resident of Ishkashim region of Badakhshan, Zaynura, shows how the technique of weaving traditional
The video shows as one resident of Ishkashim region of Badakhshan, Gulbarg, preparing wool for further processing.