Kazakh Fashion Designer Opens Traditional Handicraft Club in Russia
Kazakh fashion designer, Sara Abdrakhmanova has opened a traditional handicraft club in Chelyabinsk region in Russia.
She teaches the club members the basic of dressmaking business as well as to sew Kazakh traditional clothes and blankets.
“We want to pass on our knowledge and skills to the younger generation on how to create ornaments and embroideries. I am glad to see that there are girls who are willing to learn the traditional art,” Abdrakhmanova said.
She noted that the interest towards traditional decorative and applied art has started to grow recently.
Meanwhile, local Chelyabinsk residents are also interested to learn the Kazakh language. The Kazakh embassy in the region is planning to open language classes for the residents.
“Our consulate plans to open Kazakh language classes in localities with large ethnic Kazakh communities. We will do our best to provide them with the required language learning books,” Kazakhstan’s consul in Russia, Konysbek Zhussupbekov said.
There are currently 34,000 ethnic Kazakhs in Chelyabinsk region. The club organizers said that they would like their children to speak the Kazakh language and follow and preserve the Kazakh traditions.
Meanwhile, the local residents are planning to open more arts and crafts clubs in the near future.