Nazokat Sobirova

She is located in Boysun, Province Surkhandarya / Uzbekistan.

IMG_7950-2The 22 years old Nazokat is a traditional weaver in the 6th generation. She studied her craft from her mother since she was 6 years old.

Today, it is important to her that the old patterns and motifs of her homeland are not lost. To save them from being forgotten, she goes from village to village, visiting women between the ages of 80 and even 107 to learn from them. Her knowledge is passed on to her students.

She and her work is mentioned in this interesting book about uzbek handicrafts:

Nazokat’s great desire is to make Boysun’s incomparable and rich handicraft tradition known abroad as well, and thus to be brought into the world.

Some of her works:

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