About Our Artisans

“After the army, I continued my creative work in an art factory. I devised new models, forms, and ornaments for which I was awarded many prizes. In 1997 I created a shop with all the necessary machines and materials so now I work from home.” - Gusein 

 

“I live in Nalchik, Kabardino-Balkaria in the North Caucasus. I have three children. I love to knit. In our small Balkar community, knitting has been popular since long ago. Many Balkars began knitting from a young age. I make a living from this craft.” - Fatima 

 

 

“I live in Nalchik, Karbardino-Balkaria in the North Caucasus. I live with my husband and two children. Knitting is my main craft. I make a living from this and help my daughter who is in school.” - Sveta

 

 

“I have five children. My husband and I are retired. Although this work is very painstaking, I love what I do. I make the thread which I use to knit. This process itself is not simple because it requires time and patience.” - Fatima 

 

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