Textile, Tuskiiz, Embroidered Felt, Kazakhstan, Culture

Embroidered- Felt, Tuskiiz by Zarykpai-Kyzy Kanapyanova, Kazakhstan

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Embroidered-Felt Tuskiiz, by Zarykpai-Kyzy Kanapyanova

It took Kaineke Zarykpai-Kyzy Kanapyanova two years to create this embroidered-felt Tuskiiz. She made it as a wedding gift for her son, Nurgazy, in 1973. When I told her she was a master like the artists in Japan called “National Treasurers,” she said, “Thank you.” After a pause she asked, “Will you put that in your book?”

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