Zikabibi Olimova

Zikabibi Olimova, together with her family, has been decorating suzani, toupees and “kalamzani” (embroidery of fabric before suzani making). Through this craft, she supports her family.
“I like needle-work, says Zikabibi, – it’s been my love since childhood; I am grateful to my mom for teaching me embroidery”.
To Zikabibi, suzani embroidery and decorating fabric have become an important part of her life. Her works are admired by the locals, visitors and tourists.
Zikabibi’s works have been demonstrated at various exhibitions and fairs in Dushanbe and Khorog.
Our hero uses gulduzi (flower weaving) technology in her work, using the threads saved from the 1980ies. The artisan says they are much better quality than modern raw materials being sold in the markets today.
Zikabibi dreams of further improving her skills, extending her studio and allocating a separate room for suzani embroidering.

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Darvaz district, GBAO
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