COLORS OF THE SILK ROAD
With Stories from Central Asia
“Deliberately broad “Central Asia” is really the “Inner Asia” that extends from the Caucasus to Mongolia and at least western China and in the south to northern Pakistan. Such a large region naturally encompasses a huge variation in geography, from some of the driest desert regions on earth to the most forbidding (and beautiful) glacier-shrouded peaks. The sweep of the region’s cultural history is encapsulated in part in the history of the “Silk Road,” . . . . not to mention the contemporary affairs , especially insofar as they connect with the changes brought about by the disintegration of the Soviet Union in 1991.”
https://www.pinterest.com/wholehat/central-asia/ — GAC’s collection of inspiring images thus far, related to Central Asia — a place to start.
Pacific Northwest organizations:
- https://sites.google.com/site/emikokarunamritanoor/home — an amazing website of a community in Seattle with many more links!
- http://seattle-tashkent.org/ — also chok full of interesting links.
- Unesco’s website page focusing on dialogue, development, and diversity of the Silk Road: https://en.unesco.org/silkroad/knowledge-bank/arts-and-crafts-central-asia
- Check this great Instagram that relates to where Art Camp is “traveling” next summer: https://www.instagram.com/indy.guide/
- Beyond the Yurt is a great travel article with pictures as a PDF here.
- Common Kazakh Phrases: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=104&v=xvjDoNknBtk
- http://www.athenapub.com/9khotan1.htm — some ancient history of the Central Asian region.
Fabric related designs:
- Kazakhstan Cheers New Alphabet, Except for All Those Apostrophes — New York Times article
- Kazakhstan Prizes Its Cowboys, but Few Want to Saddle Up for Harsh Life — New York Times article
- Local food cart for a soupy Central Asian noodle meal called lagman:
- Eagle Huntress and Weeping Camel are both beautiful movies about Khazak families living on the Mongolia Steepes (links to trailers).