Posts Tagged ‘market’

How to wear a Kyrgyz hat

How to wear a Kyrgyz hat

Many of our backers will be receiving new hats in a few days. Once these packages arrive, the recipients will likely be wondering, “What is this funny hat?” The hat is known as a kalpak, and is traditionally made of four panels of felt or sheepskin, embroidered with lovely patterns. It is worn primarily by […]


Friends in dry places

Friends in dry places

View Larger Map We spent a quiet but fun evening in Dossor sipping Ukrainian vodka that the Aussies had picked up, getting to know the people we’d tied our fortunes to, and attempting to feed a malnourished kitten who attached herself to our group. We were fortunate the next morning to notice the kitten sleeping […]